By J Nastranis
NEW YORK - Within days of the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly criticising Israel's settlement activities beyond the 1967 line, the UN Security Council has adopted a landmark resolution by a vote of 14 in favour and with the United States abstaining, instead of exercising a veto.
Since the resolution 2234 was adopted on December 23, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pouring anger not only on the current U.S. Administration but also on outgoing President Barack Obama: “Friends don’t take friends to the Security Council."
"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," Reuters quoted Prime Minister Netanyahu warning on December 24.
- Middle East