Israel seeks Trump’s assistance at UN: “Jerusalem official accuses White House of coordinating abstention on anti-settlement resolution with Palestinians”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel reportedly went to Trump on UN draft after failing to sway Obama
by TOI Staff
December 23, 2016

Israeli officials approached US President-elect Donald Trump to assist them in thwarting an anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution, after Jerusalem failed to convince the White House to veto the bid, a senior Israeli official said Thursday. Trump’s public injection into a US foreign policy decision before taking office — credited as a factor behind Egypt suddenly pulling the draft resolution — was seen as a highly unusual move, and reports of Israel attempting to end-around US President Barack Obama would represent a likely unprecedented gambit, highlighting a sense of desperation telegraphed by Jerusalem in its frantic effort to stop the vote. The senior Israeli official, quoted by CNN, said Jerusalem went to Trump after failing to make headway with taking its case to the White House. READ MORE

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