U.S. Celebrates Withdrawal of UN Security Council Resolution Against Peace Plan

(Times of Israel) Eric Cortellessa - The White House celebrated the withdrawal on Tuesday of a UN Security Council resolution rejecting its peace plan. The administration reportedly put heavy pressure on critics to drop the measure. "By not putting forward a polarizing resolution, the United Nations Security Council demonstrated that the old way of doing things is over," said a senior official. "For the first time on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the Council was willing to think outside the conventional box, and not reflexively fall back on the calcified Palestinian position, which has only allowed the failed status quo to continue." "The Palestinians' inability to put forward a vote tonight shows the change that the international community has gone through in recent years," Ron Prosor, a former Israeli ambassador to the UN, said Tuesday. "It shows that countries have different priorities now and they put their own interests first."

2020-02-12 00:00:00

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