has blocked an action at the Security Council related to Israel's actions in Gaza, but was notable in light of the high death toll yesterday in Gaza – the highest since the end of the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. S.-Israel axis showcased at Jerusalem embassy ceremony is gut-punch for most American Jews ■ A predictable disaster in Gaza: Israel did nothing to prevent clashes ■ To call Gaza protests ‘Hamas march’ understates their significance The White House said on Monday that the responsibility for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border "rests squarely with Hamas," and added that the demonstrations on the border are "cynical." White House spokesman Raj Shah added that the Trump administration fully supports Israel's "right to defend itself." Earlier Monday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Israeli Embassy's event marking Israel's 70th anniversary.S.-Israel relationship "greater than ever." Pence and Dermer did not address the situation in Gaza in their remarks.He said: "Today we experienced a moment of history which will live long in the memory of Jews around the world. The Western Wall stands at the epicentre of our faith. Israel's ambassador to the UN criticised the US's failure to veto the vote, and said the country looks forward to a new era of UN-Israel relations under the new US President and new UN Secretary General.The UN action as a whole was "a big blow to Israeli policy, a unanimous international condemnation of settlements and a strong support for the two-state solution," a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement published by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, said: “Today the Security Council reaffirmed its established consensus that settlements have no legal validity.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday blocked a UN Security Council statement that was intended to call for an investigation of the events on the Israel-Gaza border. The only other speaker at the event besides Pence was Israeli Ambassador to the U. Ron Dermer, who said that President Donald Trump's decision last week to quit the Iran nuclear deal put an end to a policy of "appeasing" the regime in Tehran.
It is also likely to be ignored by the incoming Trump administration.
At the same time, it may have been more than merely symbolic as it formally enshrined the international community’s disapproval of Israeli settlement building and could spur further Palestinian moves against Israel in international forums.
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