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Nika Knight – Lashing Out, Israel Vows More Settlements, Reduces Diplomatic Ties

Israel is lashing out in the wake of last week’s United Nations resolution that demanded the country put an end to settlement activity on occupied Palestinian territory.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned Israel’s U.S. ambassador Sunday for a private meeting, while close allies to the right-wing prime minister claimed that President Barack Obama was secretly behind the resolution—and promised to share “evidence” of Obama’s alleged role with president-elect Donald Trump, whose choice for ambassador to Israel signals an extremely pro-Israel stance.

“Israel’s threat to present ‘evidence’ on a sitting president, and one of Israel’s closest allies, to an incoming presidential team—and to do it so publicly—appears almost unprecedented,” the Guardian observed.

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