President-elect Donald Trump condemned on Thursday a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel, and called upon the United States Mission to the UN to veto the measure. The resolution was proposed by Egypt, one of 10 non-permanent voting members of the 15-member council.

If passed, the binding measure would require a full “cessation of all Israeli settlement activities”, which it calls “essential for salvaging the two-state solution.” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon condemned the proposal, saying it “will do nothing to promote a diplomatic process, and will only reward the Palestinian policy of incitement and terror.” READ MORE