Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the US House of Representatives for approving a bipartisan measure that rebukes the United Nations for its recent resolution condemning Jewish settlements.
In a video and message posted to all three of his official Facebook pages andall three of his official Twitter accounts, Netanyahu thanked the House and said, "They voted to either repeal the resolution at the UN or change it—and that's exactly what we intend to do."
Netanyahu specified, "Democrats and Republicans alike know that the Western Wall isn't occupied territory."
Lawmakers Thursday voted for a nonbinding measure that insists the U.S. reject any future "one-sided and anti-Israel" UN actions.
In December, the Obama Administration abstained from the UN Security Council vote against Israel building settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territory claimed by the Palestinians.
While the two countries are close allies, relations were sometimes tense between Netanyahu and Obama because of differing views on key issues, including building settlements.