The traditional Jewish establishment is divided, with the Anti-Defamation League decrying Bannon, and the Z.O.A. embracing him.
Contradictions around this question were heightened by the U.N. Security Council’s approval last month of Resolution 2334, calling on Israel to cease settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem. The measure only passed because the U.S. abstained rather than using its veto — for the first time regarding a resolution against West Bank settlements since 1980.
Riham Barghouti, a New York-based Palestinian activist, is a founder of Adalah-NY, which advocates for a boycott of Israel. While she said she was “pleasantly surprised” by the U.S. abstention, she takes a somewhat cynical view of it.