Bill English continues to lie and obfuscate over UNSC2334

New Zealand apologised to Israel for its ham-fisted way of supporting UN Security Council resolution 2334 when Murray McCully went rogue.

Bill English is supposedly meant to have apologised but yesterday continued with his non-apology stance sending signals to the world that he is not a man of his word.

My understanding is that he is now a man alone in cabinet over this, but he is pressing on regardless.  

Prime Minister Bill English is denying that his Government has backtracked on its support for a UN Security Council resolution which condemned Israel.

English this afternoon said his Government stood by both its decision to sponsor the resolution, and what it said.

He made the comments after it was revealed that he wrote a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu several days ago expressing regret about the damage caused by the resolution.

Israel has responded to the letter by restoring diplomatic ties with New Zealand. It recalled its ambassador in Wellington after the resolution passed, and now plans to send him back.

The Prime Minister’s office will not release a copy of the letter, saying it would “prejudice the international relations of the Government”.

For those of you who thought that National might have earned their vote back after the betrayal of Israel, think again. While Bill English is the leader it is only a matter of time before his anti-Israel stance comes to the fore again.

Can you really trust a man who says sorry but doesn’t actually mean it?

Bill English is an embarrassment.

 

-NZ Herald


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