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Egypt withdraws critical resolution after pressure from Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr Netanyahu was joined in slamming the proposed resolution by US president-elect Donald Trump, who called on the Obama administration to veto the text at the UN Security Council.
The proposed resolution, which Egypt tabled on Wednesday evening, had become a last-minute test of whether the Obama administration would seek to make a public statement about the peace process before leaving office by letting a resolution critical of Israel pass at the UN.
The short lived furore at the UN also highlighted the potential shift in US views on the peace process with the start of a Trump administration that appears to be much more closely aligned with the views of Mr Netanyahu.


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Re: Egypt withdraws critical resolution after pressure from Benjamin Netanyahu
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 06:00:31 PM »
Sorry Moss but Obumer gave in to Satan's call.

US abstains in UN vote on Israeli settlements

A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.

The UN Security Council resolution was put forward by four nations a day after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Failure by the U.S. to veto the measure was seen as a double-cross of America's key Middle Eastern ally, and attributed directly to outgoing President Barack Obama, who has had chilly relations with Israel throughout his eight-year tenure.

Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around the world was swift and sharp.

"It was to be expected that Israel's greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution," said Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon. "I have no doubt that the new U.S. administration and the incoming UN Secretary General will usher in a new era in terms of the UN's relationship with Israel."

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., blasted the Obama administration for undermining America's historic Middle East ally.