Lavrov warned against bringing the US domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council.
'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.'
"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."
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.'
The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.
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.
Lyashko urged the Ukraine's government to patch up its rift with the Netanyahu government, before the national interests of Ukraine suffer irreparable damage.
Netanyahu's spokesman David Keys said Israel has ironclad information that the Obama administration helped craft the anti-settlements UNSC resolution.
PM Netanyahu summoned US envoy to Israel Dan Shapiro for talks in the wake of American's betrayal of her "closest ally" in the Middle East.
It's clear the Palestinian Authority sees the UN Security Council vote as a green light for a new wave of terror against Israelis.
He did not mention that, had the Maccabees redeemed the Holy Temple today, they would surely have been condemned by the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining, because said Holy Temple stood in 'Occupied East Jerusalem.'
"Over decades, American administrations and Israeli governments had disagreed about settlements, but we agreed that the Security Council was not the place to resolve this issue," Netanyahu noted.
Municipality is 'not intimidated by the UN or by any other entity trying to dictate to us what to do in Jerusalem.'
Arabs drove past Beit El's gate and sprayed gun fire at the town.
The Post and News vote in favor of Israel, the Times abstains.
PM Netanyahu orders two ambassadors home for "consultations" and an end to aid programs for one of the sponsors of anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334. That's for starters.
The full text of the 2016 UN resolution demanding Israel give up any territory won in defensive wars since 1967.
The first night of Chanukah was filled with miracles for an Israeli driver who emerged unscathed from a terror attack on the road.
Habayit Hayehudi Chairman MK Naftali Bennett said on Saturday night that now is the time to switch from retreat to sovereignty.'
The victim was stabbed in the back multiple times.