"U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate confirming America's unshakable alliance with Israel and condemning the Obama administration's shameful attacks on Israel on its way out the door. Sen. Cruz called for cutting U.S. taxpayer funding to the United Nations unless the U.N. Security Council repeals its discriminatory anti-Israel resolution #2334.
'President Obama and John Kerry's actions were designed to secure a legacy, and in that they have succeeded,' said Sen. Cruz. 'History will record and the world will note that Barack Obama and John Kerry are relentless enemies of Israel. Kerry's speech, through stunning moral equivalence between our great friend and ally Israel and the Palestinian authority, which is currently formed in a unity government with the vicious terrorists of Hamas. Secretary Kerry declared the Hamas regime radical in the same way he declared the duly elected government of Israel extreme. That moral equivalence is false and it is a lie. The [Israeli Defense Forces], defending the people of Israel, protecting people and keeping them safe, is not the same moral equivalent of terrorists who strap bombs to their body and seek to murder innocent women and children. Kerry declared the vicious terrorism sponsored by Hamas equal to the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. And he equated Israel's celebration of its birth with the Palestinian description of this event as a disaster.'
Cruz continued: 'Unlike Barack Obama and John Kerry, I do not consider the existence and creation of Israel to be a disaster. And the government of the United States should not be suggesting such a thing. Kerry's speech attempted to lay out an historic and seismic shift toward the delegitimization of our ally Israel. And it is a sign of their radicalism and refusal to defend American interests that Obama and Kerry chose to attack the only inclusive democracy in the Middle East, a strong, steadfast ally of America, while simultaneously turning a blind eye to the Islamic terrorism that grows daily.'..."