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Israel's Netanyahu summons diplomats over UN Resolution

Israel's Netanyahu summons diplomats over UN Resolution

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<p>Israel summoned diplomats of 10 of the 14 nations which voted for last week’s UN Resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. </p> <p>Prime Minister Netanyahu will also meet US Ambassador Shapiro</p> <p>Netanyahu previously said he would ‘reassess’ ties with the UN after the vote, but on Sunday took aim at the US specifically.</p> <p>He affirmed his position at a cabinet meeting:<br /> “We knew that going there would make negotiations harder and drive peace farther away. As I told John Kerry on Thursday, ‘Friends don’t take friends to the Security Council.’ </p> <p>Netanyahu added that; <br /> “encouraged by the statements of our friends in the United States, Republicans and Democrats alike, they (the US) understand that the Western Wall isn’t occupied territory”.</p> <p>Calling diplomats on Christmas Day is highly unusual, and underlines how seriously Israel are taking what one official called a conspiracy by the US. </p> <p>The White House has denied this allegation. </p> <p>Netanyahu says his government ‘cannot and will not’ accept the United Nations resolution</p>
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