Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the foreign Ministry of his country suspend all working ties with the embassies of the members of the UN Security Council voted for the resolution on Friday over the construction of settlements in the West Bank.
Officials reported that working relations with the embassies of countries such as Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand - will be suspended, the report said. Netanyahu will meet with foreign Ministers of these countries and their ambassadors will not be accepted in the Israeli foreign Ministry, added the officials. In addition, visits of the Israeli Ministers in these countries will also be limited, officials said that the Israeli Ambassador to the countries will still be able to continue to work with the governments of their host-countries.
This step was taken after 10 ambassadors were summoned on the orders of Netanyahu, the foreign Ministry for a personal rebuke at the ballot. Israel was furious over the adoption of the resolution of the Security Council, which said that settlements in the West Bank "has no legal effect and constitutes a flagrant violation, in accordance with international law and a major obstacle to two States living side by side in peace and security ". The security Council of the United States abstained in the vote on the resolution.
This diplomatic move has infuriated the Prime Minister of Israel at the countries that voted for the resolution. The resolution is unlikely to have any practical effect on Israel or other countries, so as not to affect trade, security coordination, or other aspects of the relationship.
But it is of great importance because of Netanyahu's diplomatic action against countries that voted for the resolution. It is noteworthy that the resolution does not affect diplomatic relations with the United States, which was the focus of Netanyahu. Netanyahu urged the U.S. Ambassador and criticized on Sunday the Obama administration.
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