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U.S. Blocks UN Security Council Vote Calling For Immediate Cease-Fire In Gaza
Monday, January 5, 2009 :On the diplomatic front, the Security Council is meeting again today to discuss the crisis, after Sunday's emergency session did not produce a ceasefire resolution. On Saturday the United States blocked a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. Egypt meanwhile is hosting meetings for a European-backed ceasefire today.
Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC, specializing in Middle East and United Nations issues. Her books include “Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power” and “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.”