NEW YORK - The UN Security Council Thursday fells according to diplomats do not pass judgment on the Israeli settlements in occupied territory. Egypt as a temporary member of the board intends to submit a resolution which Israel calls 'immediately and completely stop all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.'
But the vote was postponed, according to a Western diplomat even 'possibly indefinitely. 'That would be the result of high-level consultations between the Israeli and the Egyptian government. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi personally would have given the UN mission of his country mission to bring the resolution now not vote.
The Security Council has already expressed in several resolutions in the past that the Israeli settlements are contrary to international law and an obstacle to peace. But notice they have to disappear would be a big step further.