UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

Bid to force Israel to withdraw to indefensible lines fails to gain necessary votes.

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection

The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City).

The vote failed to get sufficient votes to force a U.S. veto…

…According to Israeli media, the deciding votes were those of Nigeria and Rwanda, which had intended to give a ‘yes’ but decided to abstain at the last minute, leaving the Palestinian Authority one vote short of the required nine.

The other three abstentions were those of the UK, Lithuania and South Korea…



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