Palestinian statehood bid fails at UN Security Council as US, Australia vote against
The United Nations Security Council.(AFP Photo / Kena Betancur)
The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions.
The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it was automatically defeated. The US however still used its veto power and voted against the resolution. Another veto power state, the UK, along with Lithuania, Nigeria, Korea and Rwanda have abstained from the vote.
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Latin America turns against Israel on Gaza
Throughout Latin America, criticism of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip is on the rise. Nations with a colonial history of their own regard Israel as an occupying power.
In Latin America, Brazil is on the forefront of politics critical of Israel.
After Brazil recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in July, several other countries in the region quickly followed suit: Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
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Source: Al Jazeera
The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza – but the air strikes and shelling goes on. Muslims world-wide began to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. But as Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports, there’s little joy for Palestinians in Gaza