Thanks to a US abstention the UN Security Council has passed Resolution 2334, asserting that Israeli settlements have "no legal validity" and are a "flagrant violation under international law." Will the resolution be counterproductive, like the settlement freeze President Obama imposed on Israel in 2009? Or will it help advance the cause of peace?
Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich and Donald Trump addressed the 2016 AIPAC Policy Forum, outlining their views on Israel and the Middle East, while Bernie Sanders sent a transcript of his remarks. Here's a fact-check of their speeches.