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US Rejects Palestinian Statehood Resolution at UN

The United States, as expected, on Tuesday voted against a U.N. Security Council draft resolution on Palestinian statehood that demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories. The draft fell short of the nine votes needed for passage, but a "no" vote by the United States, which has veto power, meant it would have failed anyway. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power called the Palestinian draft one-sided and not a constructive step toward a two-state solution. She said...

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