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Netanyahu hits out at Obama over UN vote

By Associated Press in Jerusalem ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-12-26 07:45:03

Israel's prime minister lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of a "shameful ambush" at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and saying he is looking forward to working with his "friend" president-elect Donald Trump.

Benjamin Netanyahu's comments came a day after the United States broke with past practice and allowed the UN Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a "flagrant violation" of international law.

Although the US opposes the settlements, it has traditionally used its veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council to block resolutions condemning Israel, saying that disputes between Israel and the Palestinians must be resolved through negotiations.

Netanyahu hits out at Obama over UN vote

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