UN Security Council members rebuke US on Israel settlements
UNITED NATIONS — In a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, the 14 other U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday strongly opposed the U.S. announcement Monday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law.
They warned that the new American policy undermines a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The council’s monthly Mideast meeting was dominated by countries representing all regions of the world who said Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
Only Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Danny Danon, who is not a council member, spoke in support of the U.S. action, saying it “rights a historical wrong.”