The Palestinian Authority is pressing for a vote by Jan. 19 in the United Nations Security Council on a resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement construction, an action that may force the Obama administration to cast its first UN veto.
The Palestinians are pushing back against “tremendous pressure” at the United Nations by the veto-wielding U.S. and will seek a Security Council vote on membership in a “few weeks,” a Palestinian envoy said.
The Palestinian leadership haven’t excluded forcing their membership application to a vote in the Security Council even after a report today showed their bid cannot succeed because of insufficient support.
The Palestinian Authority will begin negotiations with members of the United Nations Security Council on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt West Bank settlement activity, its envoy to the world body said.
Israel committed “murder” and violated international law when it intercepted ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the United Nations Security Council.