Friends don't take friends to the Security Council.
Israel responded to the U.S. refusal to veto a United Nations resolution condemning its settlements in the West Bank by summoning the U.S. ambassador on Sunday.
10 other ambassadors joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in condemning the resolution. The U.S. abstained in the vote, CNN reports.
Netanyahu told ministers the Obama administration "initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed," referring to the resolution that was passed on Friday. Israel has threatened to cut $7 million in UN funding.
The ruling, Security Council resolution 2334, said the West Bank settlements had "no legal validity" and were a "flagrant violation under international law." Israel has settled in the West Bank for years, but many view it as an unwelcome intrusion on Palestine.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
Donald Trump strongly opposed the resolution.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
He tweeted things would be "different" with the UN when he took office.
Conservatives widely decried the move.