Skip to content

US ‘may not veto UN resolution on Jerusalem’

29 Mar 2010

BBC News – US ‘may not veto UN resolution on Jerusalem’ see excerpts from this article (bulleted) below my comments

Now this would be something. Not exactly cutting off military aid (see my previous comments https://mac6org.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/netanyahu-wants-power-not-peace-2/ on 25 March), but a stronger signal than just not having a nice welcome for Netanyahu when he visited. It would be nice to see the pattern of the US automatically voting in favor of Israel broken.

tags: news, Israel, settlements, Palestine, UN, Netanyahu

  • The official said the US would “seriously consider abstaining” if the issue of Israeli settlements was put to the vote, a diplomat told the BBC.

    US officials in Washington have not confirmed the report.

    There are no concrete plans at present to table such a resolution at the UN.

    But it is likely that the US is considering how to maintain pressure, and a UN resolution would be one way, says BBC state department correspondent Kim Ghattas.

    The US usually blocks Security Council resolutions criticising Israel.

    But relations between the allies have been severely strained by the announcement of plans to build 1,600 homes in an East Jerusalem settlement during a recent visit to Israel by US Vice-President Joe Biden.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: