Netanyahu calls off meeting with May over UN vote: Report

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:42 GMT, Dec 28, 2016 |

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly called off a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May after the UK’s vote in favor of a recent UN measure against the illegal Israeli settlements.

May and Netanyahu were slated to meet on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss city of Davos, between January 17 and 20.

However, Israeli media reported Monday that Bibi lost interest in the meeting after Britain’s refusal to veto the anti-Israeli resolution at the UN Security Council on Friday.

The UK was among the 14 countries that voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 2334, which calls on the Tel Aviv regime to put an immediate end to its illegal settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories including East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Outraged by the move, Netanyahu summoned the representatives of most of the countries backing the measure and reduced diplomatic ties with 12 of them on Monday.