Jordan: Palestinian U.N. measure on Israeli withdrawal ‘will take time’

The flag of Jordan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The flag of Jordan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( While the Palestinian Authority is seeking that its Jordan-backed resolution on United Nations-imposed Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank come up for debate soon at the U.N. Security Council, Jordanian Ambassador to the U.N. Dina Kawar said, “The matter will take time.”

The Jordanians are working with France and the U.K. to formulate a proposal that will avoid a U.S. veto. While the U.S. has called the current wording of the Palestinian measure unacceptable, America may be open to a Security Council resolution that calls for renewed Israeli-Palestinian talks without mandating a deadline for an “end to the occupation,” as the current resolution states.

“There is no sense of urgency [on the Palestinian resolution],” an anonymous diplomat said, according to Israel Hayom.

Posted on December 21, 2014 .