Draft UN resolution aimed at reviving Israeli-Palestinian negotiations gets a mixed reaction

Russia says New Zealand should move forward with a draft U.N. resolution aimed at reviving long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but Israel says it's "destructive" and the Palestinians say it's not tough enough.

The deeply divided Security Council hasn't adopted a resolution on the decades-old conflict in six years.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Moscow has always maintained that the U.N.'s most powerful body "should get closer involved."

"I think we should seriously look at it," he told reporters Friday. "I don't see anything controversial about that text."

But Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon did, dismissing the draft resolution and saying the only way to peace is through direct negotiations.

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour supported New Zealand's efforts but said the resolution is too weak to stop Israel's "aggression."