Saturday, December 24, 2016

Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu: Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many times before - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful".

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