In December, the United Nations sharply condemned Israeli actions in a resolution calling settleme”a flagrant violation of international law” that damage the prospects of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Traditionally, the United States has vetoed such resolutions — but in its waning days the Obama administration chose not to follow suit. The move prompted outrage from Israel, centrist and right-leaning Jewish groups and then President-elect Donald Trump, who called the resolution “extremely unfair.” Samantha Power, then the American envoy to the U.N., defended the abstention, saying the resolution was in line with longstanding U.S. opposition to Israeli settlements.
Jewish settlement building has continued unabated, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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