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US: We stand by Israel at UN

US: We stand by Israel at UN 01 May 2010 The US says it would not withdraw its support for Israel at the UN, denying reports that it would let the body target the occupation of the Palestinian lands. British newspaper The Guardian said on Thursday that the US deputy Middle East envoy David Hale had promised the Palestinian Authority that Washington would consider letting the United Nations Security Council attack Israel if it found Tel Aviv's settlement construction in the West Bank "provocative."