Israel Ignores U.N., Will Build in West Bank


Israel is moving forward, despite a United Nations resolution.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that they would begin the building of 2,500 new housing units within settlement blocs in the West Bank.

Netanyahu said to his media on Tuesday, “We are building — and will continue to build.”

That statement followed Monday’s removal of restrictions on construction in East Jerusalem by the Israeli Prime Minister.

In December, the United Nations Security Council called for an immediate end to Israeli settlement expansion, a resolution that passed only because the Obama administration abstained from voting, causing much tension between Obama and Israel.

Now with President Trump in power, Netanyahu’s latest move on the approval of new settlement units in the West Bank seems to signal that Israel has a new attitude fueled by President Trump’s promise of brokering peace between Israel and Palestine.

It appears President Trump has started a new trend and now other world leaders are using their Twitter accounts to send out important messages.

A recent Tweet from the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu:

H/T: The Hill

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