Trump: ‘Stay strong Israel,’ my inauguration is approaching

Trump: ‘Stay strong Israel,’ my inauguration is approaching
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans hold on to Arizona House seat Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Mulvaney to bankers: Campaign donations will help limit consumer bureau's power MORE on Wednesday morning ripped the Obama administration’s treatment of Israel and pledged to end the "disdain and disrespect" for the country.
 
“We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.
 
 
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The United Nations on Friday voted to condemn Israeli settlements in disputed territories. The U.S. had the ability to veto the resolution but abstained from doing so.
 
Trump, U.S. lawmakers and Israel harshly criticized the Obama administration for not blocking the U.N. resolution.
 
Trump has promised to repair the U.S.-Israel relationship, while Israeli leaders have accused the current White House of masterminding the U.N. vote.
 
"The Obama administration not only failed to protect Israel against this gang-up at the UN, it colluded with it behind the scenes," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office wrote in a statement.
 
The statement also welcomed the prospect of working with the Trump administration after President Obama leaves office.
 
"Israel looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and with all our friends in Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to negate the harmful effects of this absurd resolution," the statement said.