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Gingrich mocks Russia over Israel vote

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“So Russia carrying illegally assigned Crimea and eastern Ukraine votes to reject Israel for “occupied lands.” We are ostensible to be impressed,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted Saturday morning. | AP Photo

12/24/16 08:57 AM EST

In a poke during Russia that could also be taken as one opposite President-elect Donald Trump, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich mocked Russia for a opinion Friday in a U.N. Security Council.

“So Russia carrying illegally assigned Crimea and eastern Ukraine votes to reject Israel for “occupied lands.” We are ostensible to be impressed,” he tweeted Saturday morning.

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The U.N. Security Council, a visit source of anti-Israel resolutions and rhetoric, voted 14-0 on Friday to reject Israel for settlements in areas of a West Bank and East Jerusalem that Israel assigned during a Six-Day War of 1967.

The United States abstained on a measure. Russia — that like a United States has halt energy in a Security Council as a permanent member — voted opposite Israel.

Gingrich has remained indeterminate of Russian intentions, notwithstanding a statements of Trump, who has been friendlier toward Russia and a leader, Vladimir Putin, than roughly all U.S. leaders of a final century. Gingrich was an fervent believer of Trump during a choosing season.

Addressing a U.S. vote, Ambassador Samantha Power said, “It is since this fortitude reflects a contribution on a belligerent — and is unchanging with U.S. process opposite Republican and Democratic administrations via a story of a state of Israel — that a United States did not halt it.” The vote, however, drew pointy rebukes from American supporters of Israel; Trump had urged a U.S. to halt a measure.

Besides Russia, a other nations to support a anti-Israel fortitude were Angola, Britain, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Article source: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/gingrich-israel-russia-trump-232959

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