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UN Anti-Israel Vote Postponed

UN Security Council, December 2016 (Photo: UN/Manuel Elias)

This morning, we told you about an anti-Israel resolution that loomed on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. Now, thanks to contact between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, The Times of Israel reports that the vote has been delayed, possibly indefinitely:

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday postponed a vote on an Egyptian-drafted resolution demanding that Israel immediately halt its settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, diplomats said. The vote had been set to take place later in the day.

Egypt requested the delay to allow time for consultations on the measure, but no new time or date was scheduled. One unnamed Western diplomatic source told Reuters that the vote was postponed “potentially indefinitely.”

Egypt sought the postponement at Israel’s request, after “high level” contacts between the two governments, Reuters said.

The delay came as Israel was scrambling to head off a possible surprise move by the United States...

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