After yesterday's vote at the United Nations rejecting American recognition of Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the resolution. Israel Hayom reports on the response by Israeli leadership, including Netanyahu stating, "Jerusalem was always our capital":
"Israel completely rejects this preposterous resolution. Jerusalem is our capital. Always was, always will be. But I do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refused to participate in this theater of the absurd," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
"I appreciate that, and especially I want to again express our thanks to President Trump and Ambassador [Nikki] Haley, for their stalwart defense of Israel and their stalwart defense of the truth," he said in a statement issued on Thursday evening.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid also denounced the U.N.'s vote.
"The U.N. lost its last shred of dignity today. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, it always was and it always will be. No hypocritical vote will change that. The decision that was taken today will be wiped from the pages of history," he tweeted.
"I'm saddened to see our European friends bow to pressure and stand alongside supporters of terror and mass murder instead of standing beside the only true democracy in the Middle East."
Yisrael Beytenu leader Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted, "There is nothing new about the U.N. [move]. Thankfully, the U.S. remains a beacon of morality, shining a light in the darkness..."