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Obama Says U.S. Won’t Rule Out Withholding UN Support for Israel

US President Barack Obama speaks at the City Club of Cleveland March 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

US President Barack Obama speaks at the City Club of Cleveland March 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama refused to rule out the possibility of allowing a Palestinian push for statehood through the United Nations as part of a U.S. reassessment of its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We’re going to do that evaluation,” Obama said at a news conference in response to a question on whether he would consider supporting Palestinian statehood at the UN. “We’re going to partly wait for an actual Israeli government to form.”