Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, defended the response with Jake Tapper on CNN:
Israeli ambassador to US: “Israel’s enemies are celebrating this resolution. That tells you all you need to know” https://t.co/m3ZietP4lH
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) 26 декабря 2016 г.
Dermer interjected, “Israel’s enemies are celebrating this resolution, that’s all you need to know.”
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) 26 декабря 2016 г.
Many have characterized this inaction by Obama in the face of the United Nations condemnation as a “parting shot” from Obama as he sees his domestic policy legacy threatened by the incoming President-elect Donald Trump. The response from many Republicans has been to vehemently support Israel, even to the point of demanding the U.N. be defunded so long as the resolution stands.