Israel on the defensive after landmark UN vote: Trump backs Israel

 un-1-feature_580x320The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, with the United States abstaining.

The resolution was adopted Friday afternoon [Dec 23, 2016] with 14 votes in favor and only the U.S. abstention. It called Israeli settlements “a flagrant violation of international law” that damage the prospects of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sustained applause greeted the passage of the resolution … but Donald Trump backed Israel, saying that the resolution was unfair to Israel. (more…)