Sunday, October 2, 2016

Expert: 'Obama must veto anti-settlement resolution'

Americans need to take “every possible step” to prevent President Barack Obama from failing to veto a UN Security Council resolution making Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria illegal, said Professor Anne Bayefsky, Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and President of Human Rights Voices.

Bayefsky spoke at the recent IAC National Conference in Washington, DC.

If Obama fails to veto such a resolution, she warned, “it could not be reversed no matter who the next president is, because once it's binding in international law, the Russians and the Chinese have a veto and they'll never rescind it.”

“It's contrary to the road map and Oslo, it takes one of the final status issues and decides it without the agreement of the parties, it reverses fundamental U.S. policy that peace will only come from direct negotiations. It's essentially adoption of the BDS by the Security Council,” she continued. READ MORE WATCH