Danon rejects Kerry's assertion that UN abstention was for Israel's own good

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 28, 2016 20:32

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry's assertion that the Obama administration's decision not to veto the anti-settlements resolution at the UN last week was for the good of Israel.

"To coordinate anti-Israel steps with the Palestinians and to advance one-sided resolutions against Israel at the Security Council is not support for Israel, it's the opposite," Danon said after Kerry gave a speech on his vision for the Mideast peace process on Wednesday.

"The Obama administration acted against Israel at the UN and any statement suggesting otherwise is a distortion of reality," he charged.

"Speeches, declarations and one-sided UN resolutions will not advance peace in our region, but rather condemnation of terror, a halt to incitement and a return to direct negotiations will," the UN envoy said. "The Palestinians must understand this."


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