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US Shuts Door on Speculation over Support for Israel at UN

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Yesterday, Stand for Israel told you that Israel is concerned about the upcoming Palestinian push at the United Nations, particularly whether American support will continue there. Today, The Jerusalem Post's Michael Wilner and Herb Keinon report that the U.S. will continue to support its ally, the Jewish state:

The United States remains opposed to one-sided action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations Security Council, the State Department said on Tuesday, faced with questions on its stance over two fresh initiatives.

Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, "firmly shut" the door on any prospective resolution the US considers biased against Israel. "Our position hasn’t changed in terms of action on this issue at the UN Security Council," he said in a Tuesday briefing with reporters.

Asked if that means the US opposes such action, Toner added: "Opposed to it."

Further clarifying the position, Edgar Vasquez, an official at the US Mission to the United Nations, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that the US would not speculate on "hypothetical" UN proposals that are still in draft form.

"We continue to oppose one-sided resolutions that delegitimize Israel or undermine its security, but we are not going to speculate on hypothetical resolutions or other actions by the Security Council at this time," said Vasquez. "We will carefully consider our future engagement if and when we reach that point, and determine how to most effectively advance the objective we all share in achieving a negotiated two state solution."

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