A spokesman for the Israeli prime minister said Sunday that they have “ironclad information” that the Obama administration had a large role in pushing the United Nation’s resolution on Israeli settlements.
David Keys, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told CNN’s Dana Bash that the Israelis have “ironclad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped this resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world.”
The U.N. Security Council on Friday voted to approve a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The U.S. abstained from voting on the resolution, which passed with 14 votes in favor. Netanyahu said Israel will reassess its ties with the United Nations.
Netanyahu summoned Dan Shapiro, the current U.S ambassador to Israel, to meet for “clarification” on the resolution vote. The two meet Sunday night.
Keys said on Sunday that the “resolution is shameful and actually pushes peace farther away.”
He added that the resolution is not only “deeply anti-Israel,” but a “last minute jab” at Israel by the Obama administration before the president leaves office next month.