Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was furious, launching a tirade of abuse, speaking of betrayal and a fundamental bias against Israel.
US media reports Trump transition team want PM to attend.
UN resolution will have ramifications for Israel beyond settlements, says ex-Canadian lawmaker.
PM says true tragedy in region is the current mayhem, not "relatively marginal" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Netanyahu's statements were in response to a harsh condemnation the US issued after plans to build hundreds of residential units in the settlement Shvut Rachel were announced earlier this week.
Ahead of expected formal announcement of detente, US secretary of state meets PM in Rome.
Baratz’s appointment has been held up since November, after it became known he referred to US President Barack Obama’s angry response to Netanyahu’s speech to Congress as “modern anti-Semitism.”
By bringing his cabinet to the Golan and declaring loud and clear that Israel will never give it up, Netanyahu brought the issue into the US election campaigns.
Abbas says he is ready to meet Netanyahu "at any time."
President and Secretary of State spoke on the two nations' shared grief after the murder of Jewish US teen Ezra Schwartz.