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Jordan hopes for Israeli-Palestinian UN resolution

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 Jordan's United Nations envoy says she will try to get the U.N. Security Council to agree on a resolution that would press for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before Christmas.

   Ambassador Dina Kawar, the Arab representative on the 15-member council, said Tuesday that there are Palestinian and French drafts and there may be others.

   The Palestinians circulated a draft on Oct. 1 asking the council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said last Friday that France wants a U.N. resolution that will restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations -- and set a two-year deadline for success.

   Kawar said Jordan will be working to get a unified text acceptable to all council members.

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