Will UN 'anti-settlement' resolution be rescinded?

PM and US Ambassador to UN reportedly discuss steps to cancel resolution 2334, calling for 'cessation of all Israeli settlement activity.'

Nitzan Keidar ,

Haley and Netanyahu
Haley and Netanyahu
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Israel is interested in working together with the US to bring an end to UN resolution 2334 against Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, Channel 2 reported this afternoon.

According to the report, at the meeting held today between Prime Minister Netanyahu and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the two set a goal of cancelling the anti-Israel UN resolution, which passed shortly before former US President Obama left office.

The resolution, passed by the UN security council last December, condemns Israel and calls for a building freeze in Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. 14 countries in the council, a definitive majority, voted in favor, and the resolution passed because the US withheld its veto power.

The resolution states that the construction of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem has "no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace."

It also "stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-state solution."