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Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

22 December 2016

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."