UN Vote on Fence Delayed

(AP/San Francisco Chronicle) The UN General Assembly delayed a vote on a resolution on the Israeli security barrier against Palestinian suicide bombers to let EU members work out language to ensure passage by a wide vote. EU states were said to be seeking to include mention of Israel's right of self-defense against terrorism. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said the EU's position on the forthcoming vote would be an indicator of the Europeans' ability to take a balanced stance on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

2004-07-20 00:00:00

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