New York Sen. Charles Schumer is blasting the Obama Administration for allowing the U.N. Security Council to pass a controversial resolution accusing Israel of violating international law.
Extremely frustrating, disappointing & confounding that the Administration has failed to veto the UN resolution.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 23, 2016
The United States did not veto the measure, instead abstaining from the council's 14-0 vote calling Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians "a flagrant violation of international law."
The Obama Administration has had a strained relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the settlements and their role in the peace process.
Schumer's comments appear to fall in line with his fellow New Yorker, President-elect Trump, who demanded the U.S. exercise its veto power.
Trump has signaled previously that he will be far more sympathetic to Israel's position on the disputed territories.