U.N. to vote on Palestinian demand for Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

December 30, 2014 7:11 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on Tuesday on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017, a measure that is unlikely to pass due to strong opposition from Washington.

Jordan's U.N. Ambassador Dina Kawar said Arab delegations agreed the draft should go to a vote as soon as possible. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said Kawar had requested a 5:00 p.m. ET (2200 GMT) vote.

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