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Netanyahu summons US Ambassador to the UN to protest the vote

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the American Ambassador to protest on Sunday, the Obama administration’s role, so that an anti-settlement resolution in security Council to the U. N., his government accused the United States to help the vote of orchestrating.

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro was called to the office of the Prime Minister, where it was said to him, the resolution would not help the peace process.

“Acts such as this do not hinder to promote peace and [do]. That was the message,” an Israeli official, the magazine said.

The United States abstained on Friday, the vote to approve the Council. The Israeli foreign Ministry reportedly summoned diplomats from 10 of the 14 countries that supported the resolution.

The rising tensions over Friday’s procedure frosty relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have already sent to the lowest level. The rare summoning of the American Ambassador was only the latest flare-up.

On Sunday, Israel’s government, the United States, accusing the strings pull in last week’s dramatic developments.

“We have ironclad information from sources in the Arab world and internationally, this was a deliberately impetus by the United States and, in fact, they have contributed to the fact that the resolution in the first place,” said Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes on Fox News’ “America’s News HQ.”

Netanyahu made similar claims at a meeting with Ministers.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz, although, issued a statement Sunday, President Obama defends support for Israel, and stressed that the United States is not the draft of the resolution.

“The United States does not have the draft of this resolution, the have pleased to introduce this resolution,” he said. “The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones that began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution. The Egyptians are the ones who moved us on Friday. And we took the position that we are at the time, as it was put to the vote.”

The White house has already acknowledged that Obama made the decision to abandon for the the US Ambassador Samantha Power. Unclear the Obama administration was as involved in the craft and shoved the resolution itself, which was first set up, of Egypt, and then followed, as well as new Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela.

Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that, while the US and Israel for decades, divided over settlements, they had an understanding that such an action would make in front of the U. N. security Council, the peace, the negotiations more difficult.

“As I Minister] said [outside of state John Kerry on Thursday, the friends not friends of the security Council,” Netanyahu said.

He said pointedly, he looks forward to working with the new Donald Trump the government when it takes office next month. He said he was encouraged by Israel’s friends in the United States,” criticized the resolution, said: “you understand how reckless and destructive”.

Netanyahu said, Israel N. was considering an “action plan” against the U.S., without elaborating.

“We will do everything in Israel takes so emerges unscathed from this shameful decision,” Netanyahu said.

The resolution condemned Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The resolution of the immediate impact appears to be largely symbolic, but Israel fears it could open the door to an increase in the international steps, including economic measures. Much of the international community considers the settlements illegal or illegitimate and an obstacle to peace.

President-elect Trump had intervened last week, after the Israelis appealed to the supposedly it. Trump came out against the resolution, after a vote was postponed, the security Council has gone ahead with the idea, and approved it on Friday.

Trump afterwards tweeted: “things will be different after Jan. 20.” He later tweeted that the vote “is there to negotiate much harder for peace.” But, he added, “we are anyway.”

Kerry said continued of Israel, and increasingly tries to build more settlements in the region, the East-Jerusalem, and the risks of the so-called “two-state solution” between the Israelis and the Palestinians, who also claim the region.

“The United States has traded with a primary goal: the preservation of the possibility of the two-state solution, which every US administration for decades, the only way to a just and lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Kerry said Friday. “Two States is the only way that Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace and security with its neighbours, freedom and dignity for the Palestinian people.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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