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Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said, “no nation in the world would give up strategic land to its most dangerous enemy."
The IDF executed a retaliatory areal strike in Gaza, demolishing the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Neither the United States or Israel spoke at the council, but its official issued tweets during the council meeting.
Dov Weisglass slams Netanyahu's moves to punish states that voted for anti-settlement resolution.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Geert Wilders, who some expect might become the next Dutch prime minister, slamed Obama for declining to veto on an anti-Israeli resolution and encouraged Israel to build "more and more settlements."
It takes serious nerve for someone who has exhibited anti-Israel bias for years to bemoan the practice. But then, hypocrisy is what Ban and the UN are all about.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Sur le départ, le secrétaire général de l’ONU fait son mea culpa concernant Israël
By MICHELE MAZEL
“We have no doubt that the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated the texts, and made sure it passed.”
By HERB KEINON
From calls to annex Ma'ale Adumim to accusations against Netanyahu, via broad criticism of the US, Israel's politicians speak up against the UN resolution.
Next year will see general elections in Holland, France and Germany, and nationalist parties in all three countries are likely to win or at a minimum be profoundly strengthened.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Egypt circulated a copy of the resolution, calling on Israel to "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities."
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Lauder welcomed the “long-awaited and impactful” pronouncement by Ban, but criticized him for not calling out the bias over the course of his nearly 10-year term.
"It is time for the UN to focus on what is wrong in the world instead of condemning what is right. It is time to stop demonizing and delegitimizing Israel."
By RON PROSOR
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