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Trump and Netanyahu Strengthen Diplomatic Ties During Transition

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    Trump and Netanyahu Strengthen Diplomatic Ties During Transition
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    From left to right: President-elect Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama

    President-elect Donald Trump’s diplomatic relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appear to be strengthening.

    In recent days, both leaders have condemned the Obama administration’s abstention from a United Nations resolution that makes illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    As NBC News reports, Trump announced his opposition before the Obama administration took a position on the resolution. Israeli’s Ambassador to the United States told MSNBC Thursday that Israeli officials reached out to Trump ahead of his statement and told him they would provide him with intelligence showing Obama took an active role in passing the resolution — a charge that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry denies.