JUST IN: UN Security Council approves resolution to end Israeli settlements; US abstains from vote

un-united-nationsIn a stunning departure from its policy over the last eight years, the Obama administration abstained from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution today that demands an immediate halt to all Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, enabling the measure to pass, the AP reports.

The resolution was approved with 14 member states voting in favor, none voting against, and one abstention — the United States. The U.N. Security Council condemned the Israeli “settlements” and continuing construction in “Palestinian territory” as a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law.

Instead of casting a veto to support Israel, as it almost always does on council resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the U.S. abstained. Read more in YWN.

See a statement below from Senator Lindsey Graham.


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  1. my fear is that the hussein that is on his way out leaves with all sorts of state secrets which he will sell to his friends and all his co-arabs

  2. Why am I not surprised
    We were always aware of the current presidents anti Israel pro Pali policies
    It’s the left liberal Jews who voted him in (and voted for Hillary)that are now disappointed and feel betrayed

  3. Where are the prominent democrats like schumer and Booker? They should be condemning this despicable Arab loving sore loser president. If there was ever any question as to why he did that terrible deal with Iran there isn’t any more.
    Trump should stop our funding of the United Nations. We waste about 8 billion dollars annually on that worthless entity. I can’t understand why Nicky Haley would give up her governorship to be the ambassador to the United Nations.

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