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US may lift diplomatic shield for Israel at UN

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The White House on Thursday warned it may withdraw crucial diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied he had ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state.

Despite Netanyahu's backtracking over his campaign promise, skeptical American officials said the veteran Israeli leader would have to prove his commitment to negotiations for a two-state solution.

Responding to Netanyahu's last-minute campaign pledge not to allow a Palestinian state, White House spokesman John Earnest said the Obama administration was re-evaluating its stance at the United Nations.