The United nations safety Council approved a decision harshly criticizing Israel’s expansion of settlements, an ancient vote that used to be made imaginable with the aid of the Obama administration’s choice to break from longstanding U.S. coverage and abstain from voting on the measure.
The vote used to be approved with 14 participants balloting in desire, with the U.S. abstaining. It was adopted via a loud, lengthy applause.
The vote comes amid global political jostling and takes place a day after Egypt withdrew its draft of the resolution following pressure from Israel and President-elect Donald Trump.
The Obama administration has used its veto powers on the Council best once, in 2011, to dam a an identical decision on Israeli settlements, while the U.S. had vetoed more than forty resolutions crucial of Israel up until 2011.
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