Friday, December 23, 2016

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE UN!!!!!! UN Security Council passes anti-settlement resolution, US abstains

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/UN-Security-Council-passes-anti-settlement-resolution-US-abstains-476360

UNITED NATIONS: After the United States abstained from voting, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel stop building settlements on Palestinian territory, a reversal of US practice to protect Israel from United Nations action.

The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote on Friday by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and US President-elect Donald Trump. Israel and Trump had called on the United States to veto the measure.

It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/choosing-not-to-veto-obama-lets-anti-settlement-resolution-pass-at-un-security-council/

Choosing not to veto, Obama lets anti-settlement resolution pass at UN Security CouncilIn dramatic departure from eight years of policy, United States abstains, enabling 14-0 vote; Israel accuses Obama, Kerry of abandoning it!!

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222195

Security Council approves 'anti-settlement' resolution
UNSC approves resolution calling on Israel to end "settlement activities". United States abstains.

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