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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Editorial A Wake-up Call at the United Nations

Editorial A Wake-up Call at the United Nations

It is possible to say that Netanyahu went to sleep with Donald Trump - and woke up with Barack Obama.

Haaretz Editorial Dec 23, 2016 |

The achievement claimed by certain officials in Israel at the last-minute postponement of Egypt’s presentation of its draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council should not blur the fact that it was a wake-up call for the current Israeli government.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency efforts to stop the move – which proposed a halt to West Bank settlement, the definition of the settlements as illegal and a distinction between the settlements and Israel – while in the background hovered a concrete threat that America might abstain from using its veto, hinted that Israel’s leaders were surprised by the developments.

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