The resolution as stated is uncontroversial. The settlement enterprise is illegal and it is an obstacle to peace. If the US vetoes the resolution it will simply highlight the fact that it is not an honest broker in the peace process and it should vacate the field and leave it to those who are, unlike Israel, prepared to be guided by international law. We don't need any more phony peace negotiations that simply buy time for more aggressive settlement expansion. The US needs to consider the effect that a veto will have on it's credibility - is it worth it????
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