Benjamin Netanyahu 'warned United Nations settlement a declaration of war'
Dec 28 2016 by Lorena Waters
Netanyahu, who has had a chilly relationship with Obama, called the resolution "shameful" and has accused the US of playing an active role in the resolution's passage. The beginning of the end was the awful Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the USA ambassador to Israel to directly express his displeasure, and on Tuesday Israeli officials claimed to have "ironclad" information that the Obama administration didn't just abstain, but actively helped develop the resolution.
Assemblymember Charles Barron (D-East New York) posted a statement on Facebook blasting U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for his stand on the issue. "It's very clear that the USA orchestrated that".
It was passed after the United States took the rare move of abstaining, infuriating Netanyahu who lashed out at President Barack Obama and vowed not to abide by it.
Flynn has been particularly paranoid about Iran, grossly exaggerating its support for radical groups in the greater Middle East and promoting the weird notion that Iran has killed more Americans than Al Qaeda. Many states have anti-boycott laws.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida opted to highlight the meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Ramallah, which was also reported in the two other dailies.
Israel occupied the Palestinian territories of east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967, and later annexed east Jerusalem.
"Israel is still our closest ally in the Middle East and from my perspective, the United States should continue to play the role of diplomatic shield before the United Nations".
"We know that there was deep collusion between the Obama administration and the Palestinians in order to push this United Nations Security Council resolution forward", Mr. Keyes said.
Netanyahu has accused Obama of personally orchestrating the United Nations vote, and his spokesman, David Keyes, told USA Today that the prime minister has "ironclad information" that the Obama administration helped draft the language in the resolution.
Trump has pledged to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and his choice of ambassador to Israel, attorney David Friedman, is a strong supporter of the settlements.
More than 500,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in settlements that most world governments view as illegal.The Obama administration has called them "illegitimate". It said experts, doctors and businessmen are going to visit Dakar to see how to help Senegal deal with the outcome of the Israeli boycott.
The White House, though, has sought to explain its abstention as rooted in concerns that the settlements themselves undermine the peace process.