Obama planned to abstain from UN settlements vote; Israel asked Trump to intervene

WASHINGTON — The Israeli government asked President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to intervene before a vote scheduled for Thursday at the UN Security Council condemning its settlement activity in the West Bank, just as Barack Obama planned to allow the resolution to pass.

The Obama administration intended to let the resolution, spearheaded by Egypt, survive a vote in the chamber. Their plans to abstain were stymied, however, when Egypt decided to delay its motion to proceed with the draft.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Obama-planned-to-abstain-from-UN-settlements-vote-Israel-asked-Trump-to-intervene-476297

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