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Netanyahu welcomes US vote against UN Golan resolution

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed a US decision to vote for the first time against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel s occupation of the Golan Heights. I would like to thank President (Donald) Trump and Ambassador (Nikki) Haley on this important and just vote that is completely in keeping with my policy, Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. Israel will always remain on the Golan Heights, and the Golan Heights will always remain in our hands. The United States voted against the United Nations resolution on Friday, dropping its practise of abstaining. The non-binding text was adopted in a General Assembly committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with the US and Israel the only two countries opposing the measure. Fourteen countries abstained. Haley called the resolution useless and plainly biased against Israel , citing concerns about Iran s military role in Syria to oppose the measure. The vote continues US practise under Trump of adopting firmly ..

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