Israel-American billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban, one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, on Wednesday issued a scathing criticism of the Obama administration’s recent anti-Israel actions.
In a harshly worded statement quoted by Breitbart, Saban said he is “deeply disturbed” by the Obama administration’s allowing of the anti-Israel resolution to pass in the United Nations Security Council, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech last week, in which he said Israeli “settlements” are an obstacle to peace.
“As a longstanding Democrat who has supported and defended President Obama on his treatment of Israel throughout his presidency, I am deeply disturbed by the Administration’s decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and Secretary Kerry’s subsequent one sided speech,” Saban, who donated more than $10 million to Hillary Clinton’s losing presidential campaign, said.
“These actions undermine our country’s long-standing support for Israel and harm any long-term prospects for peace, which is in our national interest,” he added. “Further, I urge the Obama Administration to stay true to our decades old policy by vetoing any additional biased UNSC resolutions that may be introduced at the Paris summit later this month, and refrain from issuing any other policy statements that would only make things worse.”
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