The Obama administration has been excoriated by the Israeli government and its political allies in the United States for allowing the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution that both condemned Israeli settlements and Palestinian terrorism. In a nutshell, the resolution basically restated international law, and received the support of every member of the council except the United States, which abstained. It was hardly controversial in most of the world.
“This is an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN,” one unnamed Israeli official told the Jerusalem Post.
Except it isn’t. Throughout his entire term, this is the only resolution critical of Israel that the Obama administration allowed to pass at the Security Council.
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