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Jewish groups ask Obama not to veto settlements resolution


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation_world/article/jewish_groups_ask_obama_not_to_veto_settlements_resolution_20110120

J Street and Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to withhold a U.S. veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building. In a policy statement posted Thursday on its website, J Street noted that for 40 years and across eight presidential administrations, the United States has called on Israel to stop building settlements The resolution introduced this week in the Security Council condemns Israel's continued settlement building and calls on Israel and the Palestinians to move to final status negotiations. "These are sentiments that we share and that we believe a majority of Jewish Americans and friends of Israel share," the statement said.

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