US Blocks UN From Condemning Israeli Settlement Expansion

14 UN Security Council Members Issue United Statements Slamming US

by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com,  December 20, 2011

In a move Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin termed “historic,” all 14 other members of the United Nations Security Council united today to offer statements slamming the United States for its decision to block a UN Security Council resolution on Israel’s settlement expansion.

Israel announced the latest in a long line of such expansions on Sunday, and it has been roundly criticized by virtually every nation on the planet, with European Union officials in particular warning the move harmed the prospect of peace talks.

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