US abstention allows Israeli defeat

The US has taken the strongest action in years against long standing ally Israel.

The US has taken the strongest action in years against long standing ally Israel.

By abstaining from a UN vote on condemning Israeli settlements, Sarah Powers, US envoy to the UN allowed the motion to pass.

The resolution says settlements on the West Bank and in Jerusalem since 1967 have “no legal validity”.
It also insists that the halting of these settlements is vital to saving the Two-State solution

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