- Mark Goldfeder says the US was hypocritical in abstaining on the UN resolution, which he says wrongly branded the settlements as illegal under international law
- President Obama has explained in the past why such a resolution will only harm prospects for peace, Goldfeder writes
Mark Goldfeder is senior lecturer at Emory Law School and senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He teaches law and technology, among other courses. The opinions expressed here are his own.
(CNN)On Friday, the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN Security Council resolution harshly criticizing Israel and calling its settlement activity illegal. The decision not to veto was cowardly, hypocritical, wrong, and yet, thankfully, ultimately ineffectual.