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Pressing Israel in U.N. remains a U.S. taboo, veto on settlements resolution shows

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/pressing_israel_in_un_remains_a_us_taboo_veto_on_settlements_resolution

In the run-up to last week's U.N. Security Council vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal, the Obama administration faced a dilemma. The administration views Jewish settlements in the West Bank as illegitimate, and has made few bones about saying so, but it also rejects the notion that the place to settle the matter is the United Nations, with its long tradition of anti-Israel resolutions.

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