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US vetoes resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine

UNITED NATIONS, APRIL 19: The United States vetoed a widely backed UN resolution Thursday that would have paved the way for full United Nations membership for Palestine, a goal the Palestinians have long sought and Israel has worked to prevent. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favor, the United States opposed and 2 abstentions, from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. US allies France, Japan and South Korea supported the resolution. The strong support the Palestinians received reflects not only the growing number of countries recognizing their...
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Israel, Palestine missed historic opportunity for peace after 2008 ceasefire: Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 25: Israel and Palestine missed a historic opportunity for peace following the 2008 Gaza ceasefire, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Saturday. Olmert accused attacks by Hamas for the failure to establish peace, even as the former Prime Minister said he is not a political supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We missed an opportunity as a result of the vicious attack of Hamas which was unsolicited. There was no confrontation, no exchange of hostilities or violence on the border", he said at the...
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