Palestinians to Seek UN West Bank Resolution

(Financial Times-UK) Tobias Buck - Palestinians to Seek UN West Bank Resolution Tobias Buck - The Palestinian leadership is preparing to call for a UN resolution that would formally declare Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal. The move, which may come next month, would mark a fresh attempt to drive a wedge between Israel and the international community. The U.S. administration would be in a deeply uncomfortable position. Washington has recently sharpened its criticism of Israeli settlement activity. At the same time the U.S. has a long history of vetoing Security Council resolutions that criticize Israel. One option frequently discussed is the pursuit of a UN resolution recognizing an independent Palestinian state in the borders of 1967. However, officials argue that a less sweeping resolution that only deals with settlements stands a greater chance of passing.

2010-10-20 08:55:32

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