Call for Israeli timetable
NEW YORK — The Palestinian UN ambassador says his government is ready to see if the Security Council has “the political will” to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state.
Riyad Mansour said adoption of a resolution with a timetable would be “one of the most effective measures to combat extremism in our region, because extremists receive their fuel from the injustice of the Palestinian people”.
Last year, the council rejected a threeyear timetable to end Israel’s occupation.
Mansour said on Monday the United States holds the key.
US President Barack Obama has said he will reassess US policy toward Israel following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment before last month’s election that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch. — AP