The Senate confirmed former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew as the brand new US ambassador to Israel on Tuesday, filling the place with a partisan determine who most helps President Barack Obama’s anti-Israel insurance policies.
Liu’s supporters level to the truth that he’s an observant Jew and is the highest-ranking official ever to carry the ambassador’s publish. However Liu’s document on coping with Israel contains his assist for the sort of insurance policies that weakened Israel and helped deliver in regards to the present disaster.
As Breitbart Information reported final month:
Liu, a extremely partisan official well-known for his lack of ability to say “sure” to Republicans throughout price range negotiations, additionally defended Obama’s try and create distance with Israel, and his disastrous one-sided nuclear take care of Iran. This settlement allowed Iran to emerge as a nuclear energy after practically a decade. Moreover, Liu criticized then-US President Donald Trump’s resolution to maneuver the US Embassy to Jerusalem – a call that led to the Abraham Accords.
The position Liu performs in supporting the Iran settlement is especially vital, just like the Treasury Division underneath Obama fell apart Sanctions beforehand utilized to the Iranian regime and a variety of terrorist and prison actions.
Liu additionally criticized present Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has thwarted Obama’s insurance policies.
If confirmed, Liu would exchange outgoing Ambassador Tom Nides, who has introduced US-Israeli relations to a brand new low and has been blamed for being a “grasp arsonist” for his position in encouraging latest opposition protests in Israel.
Iran used the monetary windfall from the Iran deal to fund the actions of its terrorist proxies throughout the area, together with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Liu was confirmed by a vote of 53 to 43.
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