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1640, 23 Dec 16

Obama Reverses American Policy to Slap Israel on Way Out of Office

He is trying to leave as much wreckage as possible before he exits the White House.

The resolution reflects an international consensus that the growth of Israeli settlement-building has come to threaten the viability of a Palestinian state in any future peace deal.

It is a view strongly shared by the Obama administration, and for that reason the US reversed its policy of vetoing any UN Security Council criticism of Israel.

It is a decision that was taken after months of debate within the administration about whether and how President Obama might be able to define his position on a two-state solution before leaving office.

But his successor Donald Trump has made clear he intends to strongly support Israeli government positions, even making a highly unorthodox intervention before the vote by publicly urging Mr Obama to veto the resolution.


1640, 23 December 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Obama continues to cement his legacy; “Clearly standing up for terrorists his entire administration”.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Tell that to bin Laden.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    I bet he will someday express “regret” over the one public enemy #1 he had to take out, the really only good thing about his presidency.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Care to actually place a wager on that “bet”?

    And as usual, the rest of your comment is nonsense.

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