Nir Barkat is the mayor of Jerusalem and today he published a video on his official page slamming Barack Obama for selling out Israel and embracing radical Islam and Iran. Jerusalem’s mayor also said that Israelis are very happy with Donald Trump in the White House, as he’s regarded as a hero who will move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, as per his campaign promise.
Currently, the US Embassy is in Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital, which is only fifty miles away from Jerusalem. Basically, Nir Barkat delivered a pretty harsh good-riddance kind of a message to outgoing President Barack Obama whilst welcoming The Donald and praising him as a hero for the Israeli people.
In the same video, Jerusalem’s mayor launched an online campaign which aims to convince Israeli citizens to sign a letter for President Trump, which will be delivered by Barkat to US officials. The letter asks Donald Trump to make good of his campaign promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, which is a holy city for three of the world’s religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism of course.
Barkat said in the video:
“My fellow citizens, during the last eight years, the Obama administration has pushed for a settlement-building freeze, has surrendered to the Iranians and radical Islam and abandoned Israel to a hostile U.N. resolution.”
Barack Obama’s decision of abstaining from vetoing the UN resolution which condemns the Israeli settlement construction outraged Israeli officials who perceived the move as a stab in the back.
Russia also slammed Obama in a post on Facebook in a last farewell address of sorts, calling his actions dumb and criminal, as they claimed tens of thousands of lives . Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev lashed out at Obama’s administration, accusing him of catastrophically deteriorating the US-Russia relations. Currently, we can talk about a new cold war between Russia and the United States, with the diplomatic relations between the world’s major military powers being at a record low in decades.
Russia’s prime minister said:
“Everyone is aware that the United States has always tried to” steer” almost all global processes, brazenly interfering in the internal affairs of various countries and waging multiple wars on foreign soil. Iraq, the Arab Spring, Ukraine, and Syria are just a few examples of such reckless policies in recent years. We can still see their consequences.
“We do not know yet how the new US administration will approach relations with our country. But we are hoping that reason will prevail. And we are ready to do our share of the work in order to improve the relationship.“