Israel does not recognize UN anti-settlement resolution
The Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem responded angrily to the UN Security Council resolution that censured Israel for building settlements, stating that Israel will not recognize Resolution 2334 or be bound by it. Israel’s ambassadors were recalled from two of its sponsors, New Zealand and Senegal.
The PMO statement noted that while the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it “metes out shameful treatment to the only democracy in the Middle East.” Israel expects to “work with President elect Donald Trump and its friends in Congress to reverse the resolution.”
Israel also announced the cancellation of the Senegalese foreign minister’s visit to Israel in three weeks’ time and the suspension of aid programs to that country.