UNIAN: Ukraine explains its support for UN resolution on Israel

Why Obama broke with Israel at UN

Israel also recalled its ambassadors to Senegal and New Zealand for consultations in the wake of the vote and cancelled a planned visit by the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

Mr Netanyahu ordered his foreign ministry to summon the ambassadors of 10 countries which voted in favour of the resolution and which have embassies in Israel. "F$3 riends don't take friends to the Security Council", he chided.

The vote was postponed, but US officials continued to monitor discussions over the Egyptian-authored resolution until Friday.

To pass, it would need nine "yes" votes and no veto from a permanent council member - the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China. "What they want is to blame Israel for the lack of peace and to internationalize the conflict". "What's caught some people by surprise is the abstention of the US".

On Sunday afternoon, Israeli media reported that Netanyahu also had chose to cancel a meeting scheduled with British Prime Minister Theresa May for next month at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

It further called for compliance with obligations under worldwide law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including through existing security coordination, and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism. However, hours before the vote, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the US Ambassador to the United Nations to "postpone the vote indefinitely". "Obama has decided he is not going to play this game".

USA president-elect Donald Trump has also condemned the United Nations resolution, and his nomination for the next ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is strictly against a two-state solution that would see an end to Israeli settlement construction. "This is a lasting legacy".

The president-elect took to Twitter following the U.N. Security Council vote Friday saying, briefly, "As to the U.N., things will be different after January 20th".

On Thursday, Mr Trump had urged the council to reject the motion.

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Israel has pursued a policy of constructing settlements on territory it captured in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbours - the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Palestinians seek for a state.

Fourteen member countries supported the resolution while the U.S. abstained.

Malaysia and Venezuela do not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

The vote came one day after Egypt withdrew the resolution following the unprecedented intervention by Donald Trump as well as Israeli pressure on Cairo.

In addition to calling it "shameful", Israel also recalled its ambassador to New Zealand and Senegal for their role in the passing of the resolution. "In this new era there is a high price for those trying to harm Israel", he said. The last round of US-led peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians collapsed in 2014.

He said it wasn't a "very smart approach" for Israel to say it would not abide by the resolution.

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit, in the occupied West Bank.

USA officials have voiced growing fears that a "two-state" solution is imperiled by Israeli settlement building and have been more willing to voice open criticism.

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