UN Security Council to vote on resolution to end Israeli settlements Thursday

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Egypt submits draft resolution calling for complete halt of Israeli settlements in West Bank and Jerusalem; Vote to be held on Thursday; Trump: As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations…

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The United Nations Security Council will vote on a resolution calling a complete halt of Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Thursday evening.

Egypt, who holds a non-permanent seat in the Council and represents Arab states interests, circulated the draft resolution on Wednesday evening. The draft resolution calls for a total cease of “all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem,” citing that Israeli settlements are a “dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution.”

United States President-elect Donald Trump condemned the draft resolution, calling…

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