President-elect Donald Trump is calling for the U.N. Security Council to veto a draft resolution that calls for an immediate end to Israeli settlement activity on occupied land that Palestinians want for a state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for a veto of the measure, which is set for a vote from the 15-member council at 3 p.m. ET today.
"As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations," Trump said in a statement. "This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis."The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed....cont: https://t.co/s8rXKKZNF1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016