UN council members call for vote Friday to end Israeli settlements

December 23, 2016 16:46

UNITED NATIONS - New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela will call for a vote on Friday afternoon on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, diplomats said.

Western officials said the United States had intended to allow the draft resolution to be adopted, a major reversal of US practice of protecting Israel.The 15-member council had been due to vote on Thursday afternoon, but Egypt withdrew the measure under pressure from Israel and US President-elect Donald Trump.

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