– January 3, 2017
JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday there are “signs” the United Nations Security Council may attempt another resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the coming few weeks – meaning before President Obama leaves office this month.
Speaking at an annual meeting of Israeli ambassadors and chiefs of mission in Europe at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Netanyahu warned that while he believes the contents of a summit on the Middle East slated to take place in Paris on January 15 will be “empty,” there “are signs that they will try to turn the decisions made there into another resolution in the Security Council, and that is already [something that is] not empty.”
“[The major effort] we are engaged in now is to prevent another UN resolution, and also to prevent a Quartet decision. We are investing a great deal of diplomatic efforts in this, and this also has to be your main efforts in the coming days,” Netanyahu said. “This will not take much time, but it will occupy us in the next two weeks, and we need to succeed.”