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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (Dan Balilty/Pool photo via AP)

Israel summoned the US ambassador after a UN resolution condemned West Bank settlements

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Friends don't take friends to the Security Council.
Netanyahu, referring to John Kerry

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.

The context

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.

Donald Trump strongly opposed the resolution.

He tweeted things would be "different" with the UN when he took office.

Conservatives widely decried the move.

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