The U.N. Security Council scheduled a debate on Israel’s West Bank security fence. Pressed by the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League, the Security Council agreed to discuss the controversial project Thursday. A condition of the scheduling was that the debate cover other Middle East issues as well. The Palestinians are pressing the U.N. General Assembly to convene a special session on the fence in September.
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