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Saturday, December 24, 2016

What the UN Security Council resolution means

December 24th, 2016 | http://lobelog.com/what-the-un-security-council-resolution-means/#more-37291

What the UN Security Council resolution means

by Michael Omer-Man
The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, reaffirming their illegality, calling on Israel to cease all settlement activity, and rejecting any unilateral Israeli changes to the borders — including the annexation of East Jerusalem.
The big drama surrounding the vote was that the United States decided not to exercise its Security Council veto. The Obama administration, unlike previous administrations, had for the past eight years blocked all UNSC resolutions critical of Israel, and it was unclear how the U.S. would vote until the very last second.
What does it all mean? Why did it happen now? What comes next? Here are five quick takeaways:http://lobelog.com/what-the-un-security-council-resolution-means/#more-37291

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