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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:15 PM

Israel summons US ambassador over UN vote

http://thehill.com/policy/international/311796-israel-summons-us-ambassador-over-un-vote

Israel summons US ambassador over UN vote
By Elliot Smilowitz - 12/25/16 11:47 AM EST



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to his country, as he increases attacks on the U.S. for not blocking a critical United Nations resolution.

Netanyahu has summoned Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, CNN reported.

Netanyahu has harshly criticized the Obama administration for allowing the U.N. Security Council to vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied territories.

The U.S. had the ability to veto the U.N. Security Council resolution, but abstained from the vote Friday, allowing it to pass. The U.S. has typically blocked similar resolutions in the past.

Israel also summoned the ambassadors from Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France, the other permanent members of the Security Council, according to CBS New York.

The Israeli leader has accused Obama of working covertly to get the censure approved.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:58 PM

1. Fuck you, Bibi.

I think it's great.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:01 PM

2. They expect us to approve the

settlements? Don't we give them a lot of aid? Why can they order us around and demand we go along with their most extreme acts?

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:57 PM

3. Why can they order us around and demand we go along with their most extreme acts?

Because we let them????
What did they do after the IDF shot up the USS Liberty and killed 34 seamen????? Oopsy.. Sorry we could not drag you into our war and we will pay for it... chump change.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:47 PM

4. Might be payback, intentional or unintentional

 

Trump seems friendly to the more aggressive group of pro-Israel voters in the U.S. and Clinton was more in line with the less aggressive contingent. Maybe top Democrats like Obama feel a little let down by the Jewish voters who might have supported Trump. Or maybe not. Obama is pretty moderate, favors a two state situation, and has never been comfortable with aggressive expansion of settlements.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:54 PM

5. Its like the jews dont even recognize the palestinians as human beings.........

They need to stop building there settlements further and further into disputed land. They also need to get back to discussing a two state solution period.

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