Dershowitz: Obama lied to me, saying he’d ‘have Israel’s back’
Famous Harvard Law professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz is livid with President Obama for allegedly deceiving him in an Oval Office meeting.
The White House’s decision Friday to refuse to rebuke a United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction drew the ire of longtime Israel supporter Mr. Dershowitz, who told Fox News that in a private meeting with the president prior to Election Day, Mr. Obama vowed to “have Israel’s back.”
The council approved the resolution with 14 votes after a U.S. abstention.
“He called me into the Oval Office before the election, and he said to me, ‘Alan, I want your support. And I have to tell you, I will always have Israel’s back,’” Mr. Dershowitz said of the president. “I didn’t realize that what he meant was that he would have their back to stab them in the back. He just stabbed them in the back.”
The lawyer said complicating such matters for a successor during a lameduck period is the “most undemocratic thing a president can do.”