President Barack Obama has been clear this week about his impatience with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments shortly before the Israeli elections that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch.
Netanyahu has struck a conciliatory tone since the elections. But Obama has said he will reassess US policy toward Israel after Netanyahu’s remarks, meaning that the Security Council could be a potential place to take action on the decades-long conflict.
The council has long been blocked from taking action on the crisis, as United States is a top Israeli ally whose veto power as a permanent council member has been used to protect Israel for years. In late December, the council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli presence in the West Bank within three years.
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