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June 3, 2015 9:28 am

Obama Raises Possibility of Allowing United Nations Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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President Obama raised the possibility of allowing a UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

President Obama raised the possibility of allowing a UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

President Barack Obama took a step toward a tougher line with Israel in an interview released Tuesday, raising the possibility that the U.S. will allow a United Nations vote on issues related to the Palestinians if the two sides make no meaningful movement toward peace.

In an interview with an Israeli television station, Obama noted that his administration has “up until this point” quashed such efforts at the U.N. while insisting that the Israelis and Palestinians must negotiate a resolution. But he said it is a challenge for the U.S. to keep demanding that the Palestinians negotiate in good faith if no one believes the Israelis are doing the same.

Read full story at the Los Angeles Times.

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