Israel To Present Trump With ‘Evidence’ Obama Was Behind UN Resolution

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting at the Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
TEL AVIV – Israel’s ambassador to the United States warned Tuesday that the country will provide “evidence” to President-elect Donald Trump that President Barack Obama was behind Friday’s anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council. Ambassador Ron Dermer told CNN that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned his American counterpart, Dan Shapiro, for an explanation, since the U.S. is “the only country where we have any expectation to actually stand with us at the United Nations.” The U.S. broke with a decades-long policy of vetoing anti-Israel resolutions and chose to abstain from the vote, which passed 14-0. “It’s an old story that the United Nations gangs up against Israel. What is new is that the United States did not stand up and oppose that gang-up. And what is outrageous is that the United States was actually behind that gang-up,” Dermer said. Dermer said Israel has proof that Washington orchestrated the resolution, and will “present this evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels.” “If they want to share it with the American people, they are welcome to do it,” he said. Netanyahu’s spokesman David Keyes on Sunday told CNN that Israel had “solid information” of Obama’s alleged involvement in pushing