Israel warned New Zealand that UN resolution was “declaration of war”
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu personally phoned New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully to warn him a UN resolution co-sponsored by the country was a “declaration of war,” according to a report.
The UN Security Council resolution called for Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land. It went as far as declaring the settlements “illegal”.
It was picked up and sponsored by New Zealand and three other countries after US President-elect Donald Trump reportedly pressured Egypt into dropping it.
It was passed on Saturday after the US abstained instead of vetoing, as they historically have done on votes concerning Israel.
In the aftermath, Israel has withdrawn its ambassador to New Zealand, barred New Zealand’s ambassador to Israel, and warned of further sanctions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at other Security Council countries by curbing diplomatic contacts, recalling envoys, cutting off aid and summoning the American ambassador for a scolding. Netanyahu has publicly called it a “shameful anti-Israel resolution”.
the cynic in me says the kiwis need to be on the alert for “black flag waver” acts..im serious..if new zealand was in europe i would say it was a certainty..
you dont mess with these sorts of people and walk away unscathed..
“a UN resolution co-sponsored by the country was a “declaration of war,” according to a report.”