"Obama betrayed Israel.
Thank God for Trump.
My advise to my Israeli friends: ignore the UN and keep building more and more settlements," Dutch politician Geert Wilders wrote on Facebook.
His statement comes after the United States on Friday allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Israel and some U.S. lawmakers who urged Washington to wield its veto.
An abstention by the United States paved the way for the 15-member council to approve the resolution, with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause.
The Obama administration's action broke with the long-standing American approach of shielding Israel, Washington's long-time ally that receives more than $3 billion in annual U.S. military aid, from such action. The United States, along with Russia, France, Britain and China, has veto power on the council.
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