Der­showitz: Obama lied to me, say­ing he’d ‘have Is­rael’s back’

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

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.”

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