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In major reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.

But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesday of Arab representatives and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution on Friday, according to officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospect that the Obama adminstration will cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.

http://turtlebay.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/16/in_major...

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Great

However, those settlers are not going anywhere, they can pass resolutions from now until doomsday. We can stop subsidising this activity, that might have an impact.

Sorry,

but this was already posted earlier this morning...
http://dailypaul.com/157400/us-agrees-to-rebuke-israel

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Great first baby step for US government. . .

but still a move only to avoid "the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal."

Well, those settlements ARE illegal. . . and US gov is still skirting around THAT FACT.

(Many thanks for posting this illuminating article, Stu!)

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Thanks for posting.

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