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Obama will not veto UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements
American sources indicate that, for the first time, the US will not use hold back from condemning Israeli settlement construction in the Security Council
Saleh Naami , Sunday 23 Jan 2011
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US President Barak Obama opposes using veto against a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement, Israeli media reported.

"President Obama is not willing to use the veto against any Arabic resolution presented to the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements policy," American sources told Tid Debaka, an Israeli website specializing in intelligence.

The sources added that it would be the first time the US does not use its veto against Israeli settlements in the West Bank.  

"If the Security Council approve such a resolution, all the construction in the East and West Jerusalem will be against the International law and it would lead to huge gab in US Israeli relations," the sources added.  

Such a move by Washington, the sources said, would encourage the Palestinian Authority to seek more resolutions from the UN to isolate Israeli.





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Stan Squires
23-02-2011 08:28pm
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USA vetos security council resolution
I am from vancouver,canada and i wanted to say that the U.S. gov. should be condemned through out the world for not supporting the security council resolution condemning the illegal israeli settlements.The U.S. gov. is a big problem in the arab world.The Palestinian People will get rid of the apartheid israeli gov.in the same manner as the rest of the arab people are getting rid of their own reactionary govs.Victory is on the side of the Palestinian People.
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Zafar Khan
27-01-2011 04:12pm
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Veto
Just in case we have a petition to prevent the veto at this link. http://bit.ly/hG20RN Spread it around
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lavinia
27-01-2011 01:20am
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us veto no go says obama's administration
I would be amazed if they actually restrained themselves in this manner. It would be even better if they voted for the resolution. Then the UN may be seen as operating in the way it was meant to:as a voice representing the majority of the world's people.
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Kenfolk
24-01-2011 05:12am
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Obama won't use veto.
It is about time that the US makes the distinction between being Israel's friend and the (anti-peace) policies of perhaps the most right wing government in Israel's history. The settlements are a disaster to Israel, the Palestinians,the US and any hopes for peace.
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