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Dead Peace Process Could be ‘National Suicide’ for Israel | IPS ipsnews.net

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16, 2011 (IPS) – The U.N. Security Council is poised to vote this week on a new resolution condemning Israeli expansion into the Occupied Palestinian Territories and calling for an immediate freeze on settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but the United States has already declared its intention to again deploy its veto power.

Backed by 122 nations, the proposed resolution comes in the wake of the exposure of what is being referred to in the media as the ‘Palestine Papers’, thousands of leaked documents laying bare the Palestinian Authority’s compliant stance towards Israel’s aggressive annexation of its meager remaining territory.

Speaking to the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee on Feb. 10, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said, “We have made very clear that we do not think the Security Council is the right place to engage on these issues… And we will continue to employ the tools that we have to make sure that continues to not happen.”

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