The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt to get the UN Security Council to issue a formal condemnation of Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the edge of Jerusalem earlier this week.

The draft statement, circulated to the 15-member Security Council on Tuesday by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa, expressed “grave concern” and warned that the demolition “undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect for just and lasting peace,” Reuters quoted diplomats as saying.

After the US said it could not support the statement — such condemnations require consensus from all Security Council members — a revised and watered-down version was circulated. This too was rejected by the US.

Read more at Times of Israel

Related Articles:

Teenager gets 43-month sentence for brick attack on rabbi

A teenager who viciously attacked a Chigwell rabbi in May last year has been sentenced by Chelmsford Crown Court to 43 months in a youth offenders’ institution, after pleading guilty to...

Islamic Jihad rockets killed more civilians in Gaza than Israeli airstrikes did

More innocent people in Gaza were killed by failed Islamic Jihad rockets than by Israeli airstrikes during Operation Breaking Dawn, according to a briefing by the commander...

Israel’s humanity and Hamas’s inhumanity

A key truth that we must all understand about the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the gulf between Israel and Hamas in their value of human life. In recent weeks we have had a...

Israeli strike kills PIJ terror leader in Gaza after week of threats against Israel

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have killed a commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organisation based in the Gaza strip in a strike on Friday afternoon following...

Iran has made $44.7 billion in illegal oil sales since Biden took office

Iran’s illegal oil trade has boomed under the Biden administration, with the hardline regime selling more than $44 billion worth of its heavily sanctioned oil to malign regimes like...