After members of the UN slammed Israelis with an outrageous vote against settlements in their own country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back by cutting the multi-million dollar gravy train that keeps them afloat.
His move sent a clear message: “How do ya like me now?”
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In response to last month’s United Nations Security Council resolution demanding an end to Jewish settlements within alleged Palestinian territories, Israel has announced plans to suspend an estimated $6 million in funding to the U.N.
TheTimes of Israel reported:
The cut to Israel’s $40 million annual contribution to the United Nations represented the portion of the UN budget allocated to four committees on Palestinian issues, the Israeli mission said.
Those committees include the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights, the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, and the Special Information Program on the Question of Palestine of the U.N. Department of Public Information.
“It is unreasonable for Israel to fund bodies that operate against us at the UN,” Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement.
“We seek to stop the practice where the UN is used solely as a forum for unending attacks against Israel.”
The resolution was only made possible when the Obama administration refused to veto the measure, and instead abstained, an act condemned by members of President Obama’s own party and President-elect Donald Trump.