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Friday, October 2, 2015

Obama ‘refused to oppose Palestinian UN statehood bid’


US President Barack Obama reportedly refused calls by a top Democratic senator that he speak out publicly against a Palestinian statehood resolution at the United Nations.

A report in the Washington political journal Politico cited “White House officials and Senate aides,” who confirmed that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid tried on two occasions to obtain such a public commitment from Obama, and was twice rebuffed by the president. (READ MORE)