December 30, 2014

Security Council rejects Palestinian demand to withdraw Israeli forces

By Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Los Angeles Times

Journalist(s) Paul Richter

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal demanding withdrawal of Israeli forces from the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the end of 2017, in another setback for Palestinian efforts to build international pressure on Israel.

The proposed resolution, which needed nine votes from the 15-member council to succeed, got eight votes in support, with two against and five abstentions.

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...