Israeli-Ukrainian diplomatic scandal due to UN resolution vote

18:51, 26 December 2016

Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forbade his ministers to see their colleagues from meeting the UN Security Council’s member countries, which supported the most recent resolution by the Council. Ukraine is among them due to the support of the resolution.

The document, voted for on December 23, says that ‘creation of Israeli settlements in the territory of Palestine has no judicial power and is an outraging violation of the international right’.

It was submitted by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. Netanyahu also said he’d skip his meeting with British Premier Theresa May in Davos in January 2017.

The UN adopted the resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory, as it carries no legal weight and is breaking international law.