The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull has refused to condemn Israel for building settlements in the Palestinian territories. About it reports Reuters.
“My government will not support one-sided resolutions critical of Israel, like the one that recently was adopted by the UN security Council,” he said. “We condemn the boycott campaign designed to delegitimize the Jewish state,” added Turnbull.
However, he noted that Canberra remained committed to the middle East question through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that would exist side by side with Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Australian counterpart for courage. “Australia has repeatedly bravely punched a hole in the wall of the UN of hypocrisy — he said. UN — able to do a lot of nonsense, and it is important that there are countries such as Australia who look at the world soberly and quietly, and return this organization back to earth.”
23 December 2016 the UN security Council demanded that Israel cease construction of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The resolution was supported by all Council members, except for the abstention of the representative of the United States. Jerusalem refused to do it.
After winning the U.S. presidential election Donald trump, occupying the consistently Pro-Israel, Netanyahu announced the construction of three thousand homes in the West Bank of the Jordan river.