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UN Votes Against Israeli Settlements, but US Abstains

Frustration in the outgoing Obama administration over the pace of expansion of Israeli settlements boiled over Friday, when the U.S. took the unusual step of allowing a resolution against Israel to pass in the U.N. Security Council. "We could not in good conscience veto a resolution," the usual U.S. practice on Security Council votes targeting Israel, the White House deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, told reporters. Rhodes said that despite the United States...

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