Israel has decided to retaliate against the UN over UNSC 2334 by freezing $6 million of its annual $40 million dues.
“It is unreasonable for Israel to fund bodies that operate against us at the UN. The UN must end the absurd reality in which it supports bodies whose sole intent is to spread incitement and anti-Israel propaganda,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN said.
Given that the UN is gearing up for more anti-Israel resolutions, Israel’s move to cut money is just the first of many measures prepared in the coming weeks to fight back against the international community’s assault on the Jewish state.
Kerry: Moving US Embassy could cause ‘explosion’ in Middle East
Along with the the UN, the outgoing US secretary of state John Kerry has attacked Donald Trump’s planned move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“If all of a sudden, Jerusalem is declared to be the location of our embassy, that has issues of sovereignty, issues of law that would deem to be affected by that move and by the United States acquiescing in that move and that would have profound impact on the readiness of Jordan and Egypt to be able to be supportive and engaged with Israel as they are today,” Kerry said.
With January 20th just around the corner, both the US administration and the UN are working together to prepare the groundwork for one last diplomatic push that could permantently harm Israel. This political pressure is exactly what the Republicans in the congress rebuked and censured in their Thursday vote against the UNSC.