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On Friday, the Obama Administration vetoed a UN resolution declaring that Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are illegal.
14 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council supported the resolution. Only our own US government said no. Because we are one of five permanent members on the
Council, our government has veto power.
Please tell the White House that you oppose their decision:
The construction of Israeli settlements is slowly turning what is left of Palestinian land into Jewish-only neighborhoods guarded by Israeli troops. US taxpayers are forced to
subsidize this activity through billions of dollars of aid to Israel.
To her credit, US Ambassador Susan Rice told the Security Council, "We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."
If so, why did she veto the resolution?
By vetoing the resolution, the Obama Administration reduced the pressure on Israeli leaders to change their behavior.
This is not the path to peace.
Please tell the Obama Administration that you oppose their decision.