Friday, December 23, 2016

U.N. Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements, U.S. abstains

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS
The United States on Friday allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Israel and some U.S. lawmakers who urged Washington to wield its veto.

An abstention by the United States paved the way for the 15-member council to approve the resolution, with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause. (Reuters)

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