Israel Ignores U.N. Resolution; Approves 560 New Homes In East Jerusalem Now That Trump Is President
Trump & Netanyahu Restore Relationship Between Nations
In less than 48 hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, Israel has announced that has approved plans for 560 new homes in East Jerusalem which is a direct violation of the anti-Israel U.N. Resolution that was passed in December with the help of the Obama administration.
From The Jerusalem Post:
Less than 48 hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as US president, the Jerusalem Municipality’s Local Planning and Building Committee on Sunday approved hundreds of Jewish residential housing units beyond the 1949 Armistice Line.
Housing approvals over the Green Line were previously largely shelved amid heightened tensions between Washington and Jerusalem, which were further exacerbated by the recent UN resolution condemning settlement construction.
Deeming the resolution further evidence that the UN is fundamentally biased against Israel, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat issued a blistering statement against the ruling, and rebuked the Obama administration for abstaining, and pressuring Israel to cease construction.
Moreover, on Thursday the mayor emailed a brief video, accompanied by a letter of support for Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and accused Obama of “surrendering to the Iranian’s and radical Islam,” and “abandoning Israel.”
On Sunday, the municipal construction committee approved 566 housing units in Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, and Pisgat Ze’ev, as well as 49 Arab units in Beit Hanina; 14 in Wadi Joz; 24 in Umm Lison and Umm Tuba; 7 in Jabl Mukaber; 4 in Beit Safafa; 3 in Sur Baher; and 4 in A-Tur.
Congrats to my friend President Trump. Look fwd to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel&USA stronger than ever 🇮🇱🇺🇸
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 20, 2017
Trump & Netanyahu To Speak Today
Today at 1:30 EST, Netanyahu will speak with Donald Trump for the first time since officially becoming President of the United States.
The White House later said the conversation would take place at 13:30 ET.
“A telephone conversation will be held this evening between President Trump and me. Many matters face us, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria, the Iranian threat,” Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks at the start of an Israeli cabinet meeting.