Israel blasts US over UN vote

Israel blasts US over UN vote

WASHINGTON: The White House orchestrated a “gang-up” against Israel on last week’s UN settlement vote, its ambassador to Washington alleged on Monday, in the latest sign of anger between the long-time allies.

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Israel’s ambassador Rob Dermer said in an interview with CNN that his government planned to show evidence of the alleged US manoeuvring in due time.

“What is outrageous is that the United States was actually behind that gang-up. I think it was a very sad day, really a shameful chapter,” the Israeli diplomat told CNN.

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“We have clear evidence of it. We will present that evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels. And if they want to share it with the US people they’re welcome to do it,” Dermer said, adding that the Israeli government was “deeply disappointed” with Washington over the UN vote.