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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 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.

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