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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Netanyahu: Israel to Re-assess Its U.N. Ties After Settlement Resolution

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".

"I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of U.N. institutions and the presence of U.N. representatives in Israel," Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks.

"I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five U.N. institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel ... and there is more to come," he said.

The Israeli leader did not name the institutions or offer any further details.

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6 comments:

Steve said...

I think we are pretty much with you on this, as the U.N. has become hostile to not only you, but it's overall agenda is questionable. Of course, our participation with Obama in charge has no doubt added to a failed agenda, hopefully with our new Leadership coming in January, we can either join you in the EXIT from the U.N. and the possible re-Entry negotiations, or the complete exit forever.

I hope we can continue to support Israel with or without the "intervention" of the U.N.

Peace to you and us.

Unknown said...

Someone said, and I agree, maybe Trump will turn the UN building into condo's.

Anonymous said...

Awesome disband, defund, and destroy the UN. it is an Godless, satanic evil institution. The power base and central HQ for "hidden dangers of the rainbow" and its demonic agenda

Anonymous said...

This is bad our president supports a group of Satan worshippers over God's chosen people?

Anonymous said...

UN SHOULD be building new housing and that's ALL.

dogg said...

I wish the US would look at it's relationship with the UN again. We need to be out of it. Charge the UN rent for their building in NYC and then remove all the ambassadors when possible. We should not pay for the rest of the world to live and then be questioned and belittled by them.