Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said over the weekend that the U.S. “joined the jackals” when it abstained from the United Nations vote condemning Jews for living in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem.
Quoting the late Democratic Sen. Pat Moynihan (N.Y.), Krauthammer offered his thoughts on the controversial U.N. resolution, which was adopted Friday.
“What happened today is that the United States joined the jackals at the U.N.,” Krauthammer said on Fox News.
Calling the action “appalling,” Krauthammer noted that the resolution effectively declares any Jew living in Jerusalem’s Jewish quarter, which has been inhabited by the Jewish people for a millennium, an outlaw. He added that any Jew found to be in violation of the resolution can be tried in a criminal court in Israel or European international court.
“That’s exactly what we supported,” Krauthammmer added.
Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have condemned the U.S. for not vetoing the resolution.
“It was to be expected that Israel’s greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, said, according to CNN.