After Obama’s months-long refusal to guarantee an American veto, Israel persuades Egypt to postpone today’s UN security council vote requiring Israel’s ‘immediate and complete halt to all [Jewish] construction in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.’
– WATCH: Netanyahu urges US to veto resolution.
Egypt postponed “potentially indefinitely” a UN Security Council vote on Thursday on a resolution it proposed demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, diplomats said, saying Cairo acted under pressure from Israel.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel, put off the vote because of pressure from Israel, diplomats said. Continue Reading »