The last, historic act by President Barack Obama: US lifting veto, UN condemning Israel

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Friday shortly after the UN Security Council voted in favor of an anti-settlement resolution allowed by an unprecedented U.S. abstention, saying, “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan. 20th.”

The White House, in turn, blamed the passage of the resolution on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s settlement policies. “If we didn’t see acceleration in settlement activity and wouldn’t hear that kind of rhetoric from the Israeli government than maybe the U.S. would have taken take a different view,” deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said.
Kerry also commented on the resolution Friday, saying that it rightly condemns “incitement and settlement activity.” Kerry also called on both sides to advance a two-state solution.

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