'Our answer to the great darkness emanating from the UN is to increase the light.'
PM Netanyahu spoke with Russia's Pres. Putin about the situation in Syria, security coordination between the two nations, and about "peace."
This reversed Putin's own foreign minister, who stated earlier: "We, of course, cannot leave unanswered insults of this kind – reciprocity is the law of diplomacy and foreign relations."
'Had Australia been a member of the Security Council, it would not have supported last Friday's resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.'
UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch has said he hopes May and Trump will emulate the rapport between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
Most Israeli leaders slammed the "farewell speech" by US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying he lacks understanding of the conflict with the Palestinian Authority.
"Israeli families have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and advance peace. My family has been one of them."
"I believe the negotiations did not fail because the gaps were too wide, but because the level of trust was too low."
"Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. We pray for peace."
US Secy of State John Kerry attacked the Netanyahu administration in his farewell speech at the State Department.
Lavrov warned against bringing the US domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council.
The images will be displayed at the Knesset over the next two weeks, and then travel around the world in 2017, providing people everywhere with the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of a unified Jerusalem.
'I urge Secretary Kerry and the Administration not to set forth a formula, which will inevitably disadvantage Israel in any negotiation.'
'John Kerry is a stain on American foreign policy who is ignorant of the issues.'
Our advice to all the foreign missions in Israel is to beat the crowds and start moving their own embassies to the capital, while the rates are relatively reasonable.
"What I’ll say is that we reject the notion that the United States was the driving force behind this resolution. That’s just not true."
Kerry advised Erekat the PA should ask for parameters to a forced permanent solution, after discussion with the Saudis, who a few years ago had advanced a two-state based Middle East peace resolution.
Russia says it voted for UNSC resolution 2334(2016) because it reflected "the general view of the international community."
Demonstrators are being organized in NYC to demand the US de-fund the United Nations over Resolution 2334(2016).
Israel has cut its assistance to Angola in retaliation for that country's vote in favor of the anti-Israel resolution at the UNSC.
Russia says it "had several issues with the wording, and ... wanted to delay the vote" on the UN Security Council resolution against Israel.
At the AIPAC conference, obviously anticipating the events of last Friday, Trump promised: 'When I’m president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state. It will be vetoed 100 percent.'
President Obama personally directed his Administration's lobbying efforts ahead of the expected vote. Obama, vacationing in Hawaii, convened a discussion Thursday with Biden, Kerry and other top national security officials.
Former American diplomat Dan Kurtzer scolded Israel's Prime Minister for his response to last week's UNSC resolution.
PM Netanyahu has reportedly opted out of a meeting next month in Davos with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.