President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a brief statement this afternoon on the U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israel settlements:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
3:14 PM – 23 Dec 2016
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The United States abstained from the vote and declined to invoke veto power.
Trump yesterday came out strongly against the U.N. resolution:
The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed.
As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations.
This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.