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Israel U.N. vote draws censure from Trump, Netanyahu, Graham

The United Nations Security Council on Friday voted against Israeli settlement construction on Palestinian land, with the United States abstaining. That decision has led to outcry in America and Israel alike from those who seek to maintain the two nations' special relationship. "The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace," President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Saturday. "Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the vote a "shameful anti-Israel ambush" perpetrated by the Obama administration. And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced he will introduce a measure to pull U.S. funding from the U.N. unless the measure is repealed.