Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The United States' abstention on the U.N. Security Council anti-settlement resolution is a serious blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of annexation in the West Bank.This action, the first openly critical and possibly effective one on Israel's policy came, however, too late to be of long-term significance and will not probably advance the prospects for peace in the region.In an unusual move, the White House laid the responsibility of this action on the Israeli government, stating that Netanyahu's settlement policy is responsible for the passing of the UNSC resolution on settlements.Shortly after the UNSC vote, President Barak Obama's senior adviser Ben Rhodes explained why the U.S. had not vetoed the resolution on the settlements saying that the U.S. abstention should surprise no one, especially Israel's prime minister, saying that the resolution was Netanyahu's personal failure.
Improving health in Africa, a need for better allocated aid programs
Women’s critical role in
saving the environment
Will Lebanon’s tragic tale of Syrian refugees end?
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE