The Obama administration has done a great service for us, in allowing the condemnation of the illegal Israeli settlements to go forward in the UN. For 50 years we have been financing Israel’s theft of Palestinian land in violation of international law. This of course is morally wrong, and a fundamental obstacle to peace with justice. Year in and year out we give billions of US tax dollars to Israel, one of the wealthiest countries in the world. In return we ask that they cease building illegal settlements. They refuse, yet we continue showering them with our tax dollars. The UN vote and Secretary of State Kerry’s speech condemning Israeli theft is long overdue. We should all be thankful.