UN Security Council Rejects Palestinian Statehood Resolution

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The UN Security Council rejected on Tuesday a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to the “Israeli occupation” of Palestinian territories by late 2017..
The resolution failed to achieve the 9-votes majority required to pass. Eight countries voted in favor of the motion – China, France, Russia, Argentina, Chad, Chile, Jordan, Luxembourg – two opposed – US and Australia – and five abstained – UK, Lithuania, Nigeria, Korea, Rwanda.

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said in comments after the vote that: “Instead of giving voice to the aspirations of both Palestinians and Israelis, this text addresses only one side.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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