Palestinians buck US, ready UN resolution booting Israel from West Bank

December 17, 2014 5:20 PM

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Palestinians buck US, ready UN resolution booting Israel from West Bank

Palestinian leaders were planning to put a resolution before the UN Security Council Wednesday that would demand an Israeli pullout from the West Bank and East Jerusalem within two years in a bid that could complicate U.S. efforts to broker peace in the region.

Palestinians were discussing their version of the resolution with fellow Arab League members Wednesday before instructing Jordan, a temporary member, to submit it to the powerful panel. The measure will push for Israeli withdrawal beyond the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem becoming its capita...

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