In a further response to a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday reportedly ordered the Foreign Ministry to suspend all working ties with 12 of the countries that voted in favor of the decision. The move came after 10 ambassadors were summoned, at Netanyahu’s

instruction, to the Foreign Ministry for an upbraiding over Friday’s vote. Foreign ministers from the countries, all of which Israel has diplomatic ties with, will no longer be able to meet with Netanyahu — who is also foreign minister — or Foreign Ministry officials, Haaretz reported, citing a senior Israeli official. In addition, travel by Israeli ministers to the countries will be kept to a minimum, an official said. READ MORE