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UN Palestinian Statehood Resolution Fails

A United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Palestinian statehood failed to garner enough votes to pass Tuesday. There were eight votes in favor of the measure, two against and five abstentions. Australia and the United States voted against the resolution. Even if the measure had received the nine votes needed from the council's 15 members, the U.S. vote against it would have effectively vetoed the resolution. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said...

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