U.S. Breaks From Traditional Israel Policy

U.S. Breaks From Traditional Israel Policy

ARE HOPING TO CATCH THEIR FLIGHT BEFORE ANY POSSIBLE BAD NEWS INVOLVING DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS.

U.

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POLICY ON ISRAEL FRONT AND CENTER TODAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

WITH A VOTE ON SETTLEMENTS IN DISPUTED LANDS.

THERE'S INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC TENSION WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED SHOWDOWN BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP.

CBS 2'S TONY AIELLO REPORTS FROM THE NEWSROOM.

Reporter: THERE WAS PRESSURE FROM PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP AND LOBBYING BY ISRAEL.

BUT IN THE END, THE U.

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BROKE LONG-STANDING TRADITION AND REFUSED TO VETO A RESOLUTION DEMANDING ISRAEL STOP SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY ON PALESTINIAN LANDS SEIZED IN THE 1967 WAR.

WHEN THE VOTE CAME — ABSTENTIONS.

Reporter: — U.

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AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER RAISED HER HAND TO ABSTAIN MARKING AN EXTRAORDINARY BREAK BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

THE PRESIDENT LONG CRITICIZED ISRAELI SETTLEMENT BUILDING AS AN OBSTACLE TO PEACE BUT NEVER FAILED TO VETO A U.

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RESOLUTION FROM CONDEMNING ISRAEL UNTIL TODAY.

THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN SENDING A MESSAGE THAT THE SETTLEMENTS MUST STOP PRIVATELY AND PUBLICLY FOR NEARLY FIVE DECADES.

Reporter: AMBASSADOR POWER JUSTIFIED THE VOTE WITH A 1982 QUOTE FROM PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: FURTHER SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY IS IN NO WAY NECESSARY FOR THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL.

Reporter: BEFORE THE VOTE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP MADE UNPRECEDENTED EFFORTS TO STOP IT.

AT THE BEHEST OF PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, TRUMP ASKED THE RESOLUTION SPONSOR, EGYPT TO DELAY A VOTE AND EGYPT DID.

BUT THEN OTHER SECURITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES FORCED THE RESOLUTION TO THE FLOOR AND IT PASSED WITH JUST THE U.

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ABSTAINING.

MR.

TRUMP TWEETED HIS REACTION.

QUOTE, AS TO THE U.

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, THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT AFTER JANUARY 20th.

" INAUGURATION DAY.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM ALSO TWEETED: OBAMA CARRY FOREIGN POLICY HAS GONE FROM NAIVE AND FOOLISH TO FLAT- OUT RECKLESS.

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, ISRAEL DOESN'T NEED ANY ENEMIES.

MANY YORK DEMOCRATS BROKE WITH THE PRESIDENT.

NITA LOWEY CALLED IT A STAIN ON THE CONSISTENT RECORD OF DEFENDING ISRAEL AGAINST ONE- SIDED U.

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SECURITY RESOLUTIONS PROFOUNDLY DISAPPOINTED.

THE ISRAEL AMBASSADOR TO THE U.

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SAID IT'S AN EVIL DECREE AND SUGGESTED ISRAEL WILL IGNORE IT.

IT CONDEMNED PALESTINIAN INCITEMENT TO TERRORISM AND.

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