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Arab nations push UN to rap Israel after US veto

Arab nations urged the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to adopt a resolution deploring a deadly Israeli artillery attack in Gaza after the United States vetoed a similar measure in the Security Council. Saturday’s veto by Washington, Israel’s closest ally, sent a message to the Jewish state “that it can continue to commit crimes and acts of outright aggression with impunity,” Palestinian U.N. Observer Riyad Mansour told the assembly. While action in the 192-nation assembly would be largely symbolic, expressing the will of world governments, Washington does not have veto power in the assembly. Full Story

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