Israel Accuses US of UN Conspiracy

By Jun Pasaylo Dec 26, 2016 07:51 AM EST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will reassess the alliance of the nations that favor the UN resolution, including the US.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned 10 of the 14 diplomats who voted for a UN resolution stopping Israel from occupying West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The Israeli leader has also cut it financial support to the UN body after the decision, while saying that he will reassess the alliance of the nations that favor the UN resolution, including the US.

"From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed," said Netanyahu as quoted by  DailyMail

It was highly unusual for Israel to summon diplomats on Christmas Day. But the move apparently revealed how serious Israel in taking the UN resolution which it believes to be a US-initiated conspiracy. Among the summoned ambassadors included representatives from Russia, China, the UK, and France. 

Netanyahu earlier said that Israel "cannot and will not" accept the UN resolution. The resolution, which condemned the occupation by Israeli settlers of parts of the West Bank that were seized by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War, passed 14-0 on Friday.

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