The 15-member council United Nations Security Council fell short of the 9 votes needed to pass the statehood resolution. Eight voted for the resolution and two voted against, with five abstentions.
Supporting the resolution were France, China, Russia, Argentina, Chad, Chile, Jordan and Luxembourg. Australia and the United States voted against.
UK, Nigeria, Lithuania, South Korea and Rwanda abstained from supporting the resolution
Speaking about the vote, US Ambassador Samantha Power said: “We voted against this resolution not because we are comfortable with the status quo....peace must come from hard compromises that occur at the negotiating table.”
"The United States every day searches
for new ways to take constructive steps to support the parties in
making progress toward achieving a negotiated settlement. The Security Council resolution put before us today is not one of those
said the text was "deeply imbalanced" with "unconstructive
deadlines that take no account of Israel’s legitimate security
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In response, Palestinians burnt an American flag, and continued their incessant whining.