Netanyahu Folds Again, Building Freeze in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem Still in Place in Full Force
Netanyahu defers after White House once again threatens not to back Israel in UN if further construction approved in Judea-Samaria.
By Shlomo Pitrikovsky
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed during a late-night emergency Cabinet meeting on Monday strong opposition to calls from Jewish Home and Likud ministers to expand construction in Judea and Samaria in response to recent terror attacks.
According to a Channel 2 report on Tuesday evening, Netanyahu explained to the ministers that such an action would place Israel in a difficult political quagmire with the United Nations Security Council.
Apparently, the White House made clear to Netanyahu that if listened to the Cabinet’s demands, the United States would not back Israel in the international body.
The warning: If Israel approved new construction in Judea and Samaria, the US would refrain from imposing a veto on a looming French draft resolution before the UN Security Council…..
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