U.N. resolution condemning Israel passes over U.S. objections

The United Nations General Assembly voted Wednesday on an Arab-backed resolution to condemn Israel for force against Palestinian civilians, including "excessive, indiscriminate force by the Israeli forces." The vote at the General Assembly was 120 votes in favor, 8 votes against, and 45 abstentions, for the resolution entitled "Protection of the Palestinian civilian population."

Brett Bruen, a former Obama administration official and president of Global Situation Room, told CBS News at the U.N. on Wednesday that U.S. actions in the Middle East are "costly for Israel, which has grown further isolated" as the U.S. irritates allies and emboldens adversaries.

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