Netanyahu Snubs UK PM over Role in UN Settlements Vote
The ‘Israeli' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to have snubbed Theresa May over the UK's support for a UN resolution condemning the building of settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.
According to Zionist media, arrangements were being made for May and Netanyahu to meet on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland between 17 and 20 January.
Britain was among 14 UN Security Council members to approve the resolution last week which declared ‘Israeli' settlements illegal, however, and ‘Israel' has since lashed out diplomatically in a number of ways.
Netanyahu told ministers at his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that he no longer had any desire to meet with the British Prime Minister, ‘Israeli' media reported.
Tony Kay, Britain's deputy ambassador to the occupied lands, has been on duty this week while the UK head of mission David Quarrey is home for Christmas.
He was summoned and officially reprimanded by the ‘Israeli' government along with other ambassadors representing UN Security Council members - including the US, which refused to use its veto to protect ‘Israel' and instead chose to abstain.
And speaking to ‘Israel' Army Radio on Monday, Kay said he regretted the decision not to hold high-level talks at Davos.
"It is a disappointment that the ‘Israeli' government has announced that Prime Minister Netanyahu does not want to have a conversation with Theresa May," he said.
Netanyahu's office responded to the initial ‘Israeli' reports with a carefully worded statement arguing that there had been no firm plans set, therefore no snub made. "No meeting with the UK Prime Minister had been set therefore no meeting was cancelled," a spokesperson said.
But Kay told The Times of ‘Israel' there had been plans for a "conversation" to take place, and the Zionist government had not given UK officials any formal notice of a change of heart on that front.
"Davos is an opportunity where many world leaders attend and our Prime Minister would have conversations with many world leaders, including hopefully Prime Minister Netanyahu," he said.
"We remain hopeful and optimistic that such a conversation can take place at the prime ministerial level, whether it's at Davos or elsewhere."
The UK has not been the only country to feel the Zionist anger in response to the UN vote.
Again according to briefings from the cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu is reported by Reuters to have railed against the Obama administration for allegedly colluding with the Palestinians.
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