Tillerson criticizes U.S. decision to abstain from U.N. Israel vote

By Steven Mufson and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post— Rex Tillerson condemned the Obama administration’s decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution critical of Israel’s development of settlements on the West Bank. The former ExxonMobil chief said the resolution was “not helpful” and “undermines” the conditions for peace talks to continue. He described Secretary…

Poll: Palestinians Prefer Federation With Jordan

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today-— Is an independent Palestinian state really all that important to the local Arab population? Well, not exactly, at least not according to a recent Palestinian opinion poll. The touted two-state solution seems to be more in line with the interests of Western powers than it is for Israelis and Palestinian…