Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Thursday, 22 December 2016), released the following statement:
"Israelis deeply appreciate one of the great pillars of the US-Israel alliance: The willingness over many years of the US to stand up in the UN and veto anti-Israel resolutions.
I hope the US won't abandon this policy; I hope it will abide by the principles set by President Obama himself in his speech in the UN in 2011: That peace will come not through UN resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties.
And that's why this proposed resolution is bad. It's bad for Israel; it's bad for the United States; and it's bad for peace."