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April 16, 2012 9:47 am

U.S. to Use Veto if Palestinian Authority Goes to UN for Statehood

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Shimon Peres (left) and Mahmoud Abbas (right). Photo: wiki commons

JPost – The United States will continue to act against Palestinian attempts to gain recognition through the United Nations, and if necessary will use its veto to that end, US ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said Monday.

Speaking at the Netanya Academic College, Shapiro said that there are no shortcuts to peace in the Middle East, and the Palestinians must return to direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions, on the basis of what was outlined by US President Barack Obama.

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