The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution reaffirming that Israel’s settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem “are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
One would expect that the Obama Administration would support this resolution since the President himself “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements,” as stated in his June 2009 Cairo address.
But instead, the Obama Administration is threatening to use its veto in the Security Council once again to protect Israel from abiding by international law.
Peace Action is a member of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, which has an online petition to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, urging her to vote in favor of the resolution in the Security Council. Please sign on and forward to interested individuals.