After eight years, Obama lets Israel frustration show

After warning Israel that settlement plans were destroying hopes for a peace deal with Palestinians, Obama's administration took one last stance by allowing the UN Security Council to pass a motion condemning Israeli settlement buildingWith just weeks left in office, Barack Obama finally gave vent to his frustration with Israel. The White House said Obama had decided to allow the UN Security Council to pass a motion condemning Israeli settlement building just hours before the vote. Critics of Obama’s Middle East policy allege that he has long been maneuvering to engineer an opportunity to isolate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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