MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to US President-elect Donald Trump for supporting Israel against the background of worsening relations between Israel and the outcoming US administration.
"President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!" Netanyahu tweeted on his official Twitter account, adding emojis of Israeli and US flags.
On December 23, the UN Security Council adopted a draft resolution calling on Israel to immediately stop all settlement activities in the West Bank. The United States abstained from the vote despite calls by Israel to exercise its right to veto the measure.