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US Blocks UN Security Council Statement Condemning Israel

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The United States on Tuesday blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning violence between Israel and Gaza, calling the statement a “fail[ure] to address the root cause” of the battle, namely missile attacks by Hamas.

Reuters reported that Erin Pelton, spokeswoman for the US mission to the UN said the statement would not assist the “de-escalation of violence and a durable outcome that ends the rocket attacks on Israeli cities.”  She expressed US concern that “by failing to call for the immediate and permanent halt to rocket launches from Gaza into Israel, this press statement failed to contribute constructively to those goals,” and that  “as such, we could not agree to this statement.”

Russia has responded by vowing to push through a resolution rather than a statement, though the US would be expected to veto the move.

Malkah Fleisher

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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  1. Kurt David Steinbach says:

    Lets condemn the Arab world for their sham resolutions and for their sponsorship of 9/11!

  2. Рейшел Перри-Луна says:

    9-11 was an inside job

  3. Sheila Brannon Scroggins says:

    It was NOT an inside job. Unless you are talking about the terrorists inside those planes.
    The ones who are suicide bombers for Allah. I had a devout Islam give me the full account of it from the Quran on the YNET News comment thread last year. Very detailed it was. And they claim the fame proudly that all infidels MUST die in the West.

    We all will someday, just not today.

  4. Geri Levine says:

    UNITED NOTHINGS cAn shove it….!

  5. Jared Reeves says:

    Who cares— let them condemn Israel …

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