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Amb Power Slams UN ‘Staged Confrontation’ Palestinian Statehood Vote

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Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council held vote on Palestinian statehood.  Eight members voted for the resolution including Russia, France, and China, and two — the United States and Australia voted against, with five abstentions.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, blasted the resolution as “deeply imbalanced” and a “staged confrontation.”

The resolution called for 12-month deadline for a peace deal with a forced Israeli withdrawal from East Jerusalem and the West Bank by 2017.

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