Obama may act against Israel's interests before leaving office: Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed concerns that US President Barack Obama may take action against Israel’s interests before leaving office in January next year.

Netanyahu said in a statement issued by his office on Wednesday night that “in the past, presidents at the end of their terms had promoted initiatives which were not in accordance with Israel’s interests.”

“The prime minister added that he hoped this was not about to be repeated and that he expects the United States not to change what has historically been its policy for decades: to prevent anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council,” the statement said.

The United States has vetoed a number of resolutions condemning the actions or policies of Israel at the United Nations Security Council since 1972, despite frequently criticizing the Tel Aviv regime over its illegal settlement activities in the Palestinian occupied territories.

The Obama administration has…

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