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    Israel to Cut UN Funding After Resolution on West Bank Settlements

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    The Israeli government will cut its contributions to the UN in response to the recently adopted resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Israeli government will slash its contributions to the United Nations by six million dollars in response to the recently adopted resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations said.

    "Israel will suspend a portion of UN funding, amounting to approximately six million dollars, in response to Security Council resolution 2334," the mission posted on its Facebook account on Friday.

    On December 23, the UN Security Council voted 14-0, with the United States abstaining, to pass the resolution calling on Israel to immediately and completely cease all settlement activities on "occupied Palestinian territory," including in East Jerusalem.

    On December 27, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that Israel was temporarily restricting contacts with the countries that voted to support the resolution.

     

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    • avatar
      jas
      Sorry. No full dues means no full membership. Enter the world again when ready.
    • landauroj
      Then expel Israel from the UN. Anyway Israel was created by the signature of a written paper approved by the UN under strong pressure of the USA.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      This was another Obama tactic to create havoc for Trump when he enter the White House
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      tobi.gelando
      Very good Israel stop funding this crime organization !!!
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      Marques rouges
      Rofl ! They should also boycott the 8 billion in annual aid they get from the US if they are not happy with them !
    • JOHN CHUCKMAN
      The ugly mouse that roared.

      Israel is bound by treaty to pay its UN dues.

      But, as we all know, treaties and international agreements have never stopped this rogue state from doing as it pleases.

      Of course, we can recall, back in Bush days, when the US, like petulant child, unilaterally cut its UN dues until it saw changes it wanted.

      It is very hard to have smooth-running international institutions when they include gangsters.
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