NEW YORK – With President Barack Obama's direction, last Friday the United States departed from its long-held position of vetoing a United Nations resolution that condemned Israel's settlements. The action outraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly condemned the United Nations resolution and expressed disappointment that the United States abandoned its previous support. Monday he said "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek."
He suggested over the weekend that Israel may consider pulling out of the U.N.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz called for the United States to suspend financial contributions to the international organization until it reverses its position on the matter.
Monday in Israel, the Prime Minister reconfirmed his frustration on his Facebook page: