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US Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution at UN

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Palestinian statehood that demanded Israel withdraw from the occupied territories. Even without the U.S. veto, the measure would have fallen one vote short of the nine it needed among the council's 15 members in order to pass. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power explained the veto by saying Israeli-Palestinian peace can only come from "hard choices and compromises" and that the...

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