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UN Resolution Criticizing Israeli Settlements Gets Delayed

  • Obama administration had declined to say how it will vote
  • President-elect Trump called for U.S. to veto resolution
Supporters of Israeli settlers gather in the settlement outpost of Amona, which was established in 1997, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2016.

Supporters of Israeli settlers gather in the settlement outpost of Amona, which was established in 1997, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Dec. 9, 2016.

Photographer: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images
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A vote on a United Nations Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements in the West Bank scheduled for Thursday was delayed amid uncertainty over the U.S. position on the proposal and calls by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for a veto.

The vote, initially scheduled for 3 p.m. New York time Thursday, was called off, the Security Council said in a brief statement that didn’t clarify when or if the proposal will be taken up at all.