Is the U.S. trying to water down U.N. Palestinian resolution


No, says the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. A text doesn’t even exist, she says, unless the Palestinians have it socked away in Ramallah. But, she suggests, the Europeans are talking with the Palestinians about what such a resolution should say. Hmm.

Read JTA’s breaking news brief for more about what Rice had to say about the U.S. plans for next week at the United Nations.

NEW YORK (JTA) – Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said America is not involved in trying to tone down a draft U.N. resolution on Palestinian statehood.

“We’re not negotiating any text, we’re not engaged in efforts to water down a text,” Rice said Thursday in a briefing with Jewish journalists. “We’re making the case that this is not a productive course.”

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