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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu tells cabinet, contrary to denials, UNSC resolution originated with Obama Administration


view videoWATCH: Netanyahu briefs cabinet members with Jerusalem’s initial plan to deal with UN Security Council vote, tells ministers to “behave with discernment, responsibility, and also with composure.”

By Nitzan Keidar


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened this morning’s (Sunday) weekly government meeting with the decision of the UN Security Council regarding the communities of Judea and Samaria.

“I join in the government member’s feelings of anger and frustration at the decision which is imbalanced and hostile to Israel that was improperly taken by the Security Council,” opened Netanyahu.

English follows opening address in Hebrew
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Syrian deputy FM threatens to ‘retake Golan Heights by any means necessary’


view videoVIDEO: Israeli cabinet met to hold its very first meeting in the Golan Heights along the Syrian border

By i24news



Syria will ‘retake the Golan Heights by any means necessary, including using military force,” Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad said Sunday.

Israel: Government holds special meeting in… by i24news-en

Speaking during an interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeennetwork, al-Mekdad continued to say that “the Arab Syrian Golan is an occupied territory,” and stressed that UN Security Council resolutions determine that the area is Syrian.

Responding to comments made earlier in the day by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Golan Heights would ‘forever’ remain in Israeli hands, al-Mekdad said that “Israel is trying to be provocative, but do not give in to it.” Continue Reading »