UN Security Council blasts Israel over settlement construction

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Father Roy writes:  The New Year begins with encouraging news.  The following report was published in today’s Ha’aretz.  The US blocked a UNSC resolution and a presidential statement condemning Israel’s construction plans, but the US did not prevent our European allies from blasting Israel.   Peace, Roy

UN Security Council members blast Israel over settlement construction plans

U.S. blocks attempts to push joint presidential statement and resolution condemning construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem; In addition to thousands of new housing units, a new highway is being built that will cut the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa in two.

Fourteen members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned Israel for advancing construction plans in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The council’s European Union members issued a statement saying these plans undermine their faith in Israel’s willingness to negotiate.

For the full article: www.haaretz.com……

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