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US Does Not Back UN Palestinian Statehood Resolution

The United States says is does not back a draft United Nations resolution on Palestinian statehood, in part, because it would not guarantee Israel's security. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Monday U.S. officials do not believe the resolution is constructive. He said it sets an arbitrary deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, making peace talks less likely to succeed. Rathke also said the draft fails to take into account Israel's legitimate security...

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