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Voting takes place in the Security Council on a draft resolution dealing with Palestinian statehood.
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UN Security Council action on Palestinian statehood blocked

Falling short of the required number of positive votes and faced with a veto from one of its permanent members, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a draft resolution that would have affirmed the “urgent need” to reach within 12 months a peaceful solution to the situation in the Middle East and would have paved the way to a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.