In an interview with 60 Minutes from Sunday aired midweek, outgoing United States President Barack Obama addressed US-Israel relations as well his decision to not veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 that labels Israel’s presence in the West Bank and Jerusalem as illegal. When asked about the resolution causing “a major fallout between the United States and Israel” and whether it was Obama’s decision to abstain, the President answered “Yes, ultimately”,

stating that the United States abstaining the resolution did not cause “a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel.” Obama then directed his answer to include Prime Minister Netanyahu stating “If you’re saying that Prime Minister Netanyahu got fired up, he’s been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency, around the Iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements.” READ MORE