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UN Votes Against Israeli Settlements, but US Abstains

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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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