President Barack Obama's debacle regarding his red line comment in 2012 about Syria's use of chemical weapons is now trumped by his reneging on a statement made in 2011 that he would "not impose conditions for a final agreement on Israel at the UN Security Council." Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement building represents his attempt to leave his mark on the Middle East peace process, but he should realize the obvious that a true peace will only be achieved by direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. This will only occur when Israel can be assured that Hamas, whose charter calls for the annihilation of Israel, will not take control of the West Bank from which rockets would then likely be hailed into Israel as they have been incessantly from Gaza since Israel unilaterally returned this territory to the Palestinians over 10 years ago.
President Obama's betrayal of Israel on the international stage via an organization which has repeatedly been anti-Israel in its actions over many years will only decrease the likelihood of forward movement of the Israeli/Palestinian peace process.
Marc Okun, Stevenson