For the past 66 years every American president has supported the idea that peace between Israel and Palestinians depends upon creation of a state of Palestine that includes the West Bank. This area was seized by the Israel army during the 1967 Six Day War. It was the assumption of American presidents since that date this area would become part of a new state of Palestine. However, as the years went by Jewish settlers entered the West Bank and build housing developments in area that belonged to Palestinians. For decades, the UN has been urging Israel to leave the West Bank.
Last week the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israel for violation of its requests to evacuate. For years the Obama administration has vetoed such resolutions, but several days ago it abstained and allowed passage of the resolution. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu blasted Obama for allowing this “crime” and accused him of hating the state of Israel.
For the record:
Under the Obama administration Israel has received $19 billion worth of arms, more money than received by any other nation.
The US funded the Dome, a shield that protects Israel from foreign missiles.
Secretary of State John Kerry spent two years seeking a COMPROMISE solution between Israel and Palestinians.