Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Service

U.S. Veto Thwarts UN Resolution on Settlements

The United States on Friday voted against a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. The veto by the U.S., a permanent council member, prevented the resolution from being adopted.

U.S. Urges Israel To Extend Settlement Freeze

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Israel on Thursday to extend its freeze of construction in West Bank settlements, telling Channel 10 in an interview that such a move would be “extremely useful” in advancing peace negotiations with the Palestinians.