Netanyahu thanks US for UN veto on Jerusalem

AP , AP , Tuesday 19 Dec 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem (Photo: Reuters)

Israel's prime minister is thanking the U.S. for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a video posted to Facebook Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu says U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikky Haley "lit a candle of truth" and dispelled "lies," comparing Haley to the Maccabees, Jewish warriors commemorated during the current Jewish holiday of Hannukkah for revolting against Hellenic rulers, rededicating the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and establishing a Jewish Kingdom in Judea.

In Netanyahu's words, "One defeated the many, truth defeated lies."

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