Israeli Prime Minister strongly denounced the latest Security Council resolution denouncing Israelâs illegal colonial activists in occupied Palestine, and said that Obama is the second U.S. President who stood against Israel.
His statements came in a speech, delivered by various main Israeli TV station, in which he said that the Security Council resolution is âanti-Israel,â and âhypocritical.â
âNobody can impose any international resolutions against Israel,â he added, âBefore Obama, the U.S had another President, Jimmy Carter, who has said that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.â
âEvery sitting American president made sure that no Security Council resolutions are imposed on Israel,â Netanyahu stated, âBut the Obama administration have broken this tradition by not vetoing it.â
The Israeli Prime Minister also claimed that the latest resolution âdoes not help advance the peace process, but harms justice and the truth.â
âWhile the Middle East is burning under various conflicts, the U.S administration decided to act against Israel,â he alleged, âTo act against the only democracy in the Middle East.â
He also said that this resolution will fall once the new U.S administration, under president-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Netanyahu announced a serious of punitive measures against the United Nations, including halting the transfer of 30 Million Shekels allocated for five U.N-affiliated agencies. Â
The United States abstained in the vote, an issue that angered Netanyahu, since the United States has always vetoed resolution regarded as âanti-Israelâ,
He accused Obama of colluding with the United Nations, and said that his government looked forward to cooperating with the upcoming administration of Donald Trump.
The Israeli Ambassador at the UN, Danny Danon, said he was also âangeredâ by the resolution, and issued a statement strongly denouncing the role of the Obama administration in allowing it to pass.
The Security Council resolution passed by 14 votes, zero against it, while the U.S. abstained. A U.S. veto would have meant overruling the majority vote and toppling the resolution.
Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador at the United Nations, said her country would not have allowed this resolution to pass if it felt it had not succeeded in tackling the âcounterproductive steps by the Palestiniansâ.
Power also said that abstaining from the vote âdoes not diminish the unparalleled and steadfast American support for and commitment to the security of Israel.â
President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet that âthings will be different after January 20thâ, referring to when he officially takes office.
All of Israelâs colonies in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, and the Fourth Geneva convention, to which Israel is a signatory.