United Nations: Savage or Salvage?

“As to the UN,” the devil’s own President-elect Donald Trump tweeted ominously after the United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israel for expanding settlements in the West Bank, “things will be different after Jan. 2o.” Indeed they will, one way or another.
The transition between Obama and Trump is looking more and more like regime change in a foreign land. In any case, we have to go beyond the UN and the crumpling international order on which it teeters, or the tweeters it will destroy the human prospect.
Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a long, impassioned, and long-overdue speech on Wednesday on Israel’s slow motion, systematic destruction of the two-state solution. It raises the question: Why is President Obama only now, with a few weeks left

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