Trump to Israel on Peace: ‘We Will Get It Done’
President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel’s “big loss” with the United Nations on Friday “will make it harder to negotiate peace” — but that “we will get it done anyway.”
Trump said on Twitter:
The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace.Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!
The post came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Jewish state would re-assess its ties to the global organization after the U.N. Security Council voted 14-0 to condemn settlement-building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The United States abstained from the vote, breaking with long-standing diplomatic policy and refusing to use its veto power as it has done many times before.
Trump had demanded Thursday that President Barack Obama veto the resolution — and he came under widespread attack for thrusting himself into the affairs of a sitting commander-in-chief.