U.S. Blasts UN for "Anti-Israel Bias" at Security Council Meeting

(AP-Toronto Globe and Mail) Edith M. Lederer - U.S. envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt lashed out at the UN's "anti-Israel bias" Thursday at an informal Security Council meeting called to discuss Israeli settlements. Greenblatt said it was "surprising and unfair" that Indonesia, Kuwait and South Africa organized the council meeting and condemned Israel's behavior when it "was not even invited to speak," while Palestinian diplomat Riad Malki was present. Greenblatt said settlements aren't keeping Israel and the Palestinians from negotiating peace, and that the council should condemn Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for recently firing hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza.

2019-05-10 00:00:00

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