Analysis: Will Obama use veto to protect Israel at UN?

On Tuesday, December 20, precisely one month before leaving office, US President Barack Obama invoked an obscure 1953 law that gave him authority to announce a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the US-controlled Arctic and much of the Atlantic seaboard.

That move should have been noted warily by policy makers in Jerusalem. Because by announcing a permanent ban on offshore drilling, just four weeks before leaving office, he was doing something he knows is adamantly opposed by the incoming Trump administration.


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