Donald Trump Tells Israel ‘Stay Strong’ in Tweetstorm — Slams Obama

(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama for treating Israel with “total disdain and disrespect,” referencing Obama’s decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.

Trump used Twitter, his social media platform of choice, to call out Obama on Wednesday.

Two days earlier, Trump called the United Nations a “sad” institution on Twitter.

Reports about U.S. involvement in orchestrating the U.N. resolution — which passed Friday in a 14-0 vote with the U.S. abstaining — surfaced Tuesday. The Obama administration has denied any role in bringing the resolution to a vote.

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