'Guardian' says US official assured Abbas Washington could consider allowing such measures to pass if there's provocative settlement activity.)WE PREDICTED THIS DURING THE 2008 CAMPAIGN.
In an attempt to launch indirect proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the US has given private assurances that it would consider not using its veto power against UN Security Council condemnations of any significant new settlement activity, the Guardian reported.
A Palestinian source quoted by the UK paper said David Hale, a deputy of US Middle East envoy George Mitchell, told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week that if there was "significantly provocative settlement activity," including in east Jerusalem, Washington may consider allowing UNSC resolutions censuring Israel to pass. According to the paper, the source said "it was understood that meant the US would abstain from voting on a resolution rather than use its veto."
OBAMA IS AN ANTI-ZIONIST TO THE CORE. JUST ASK RASHID KHALIDI.
IN OTHER MADDENING DEVELOPMENTS:
Abdullah: Israel playing with fireER UM... AS IF BUILDING APARTMENTS WAS MORE DESTABILIZING THAN IRAN'S NUKE PROGRAM.
Jordan’s King Abdullah on Thursday reiterated his warning to Israel over its policies in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.
“Israel is playing with fire concerning Jerusalem and it must stop all unilateral moves in the occupied territories,” said the Jordanian monarch.
ABDULLAH AND OBAMA SEEM TO BOTH FEEL THIS WAY.