Yet another confirmation of the fact that the US-Israeli relationship is historically unique in its reversal of the traditional superpower-client state relationship; Israel is the superpower and the United States is the client state:
"On Thursday Netanyahu... urg[ed] the US to veto [a United Nations Security Council] resolution [calling Israel's West Bank settlements a 'flagrant violation' of international law]. 'Peace will come not through UN resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties,' he said.
"The move also prompted the intervention of US president-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, who said in a statement that Washington should use its veto to block the resolution. 'The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council, regarding Israel should be vetoed,' the Republican said in a statement. 'As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations,' he said." (UN abruptly postpones vote to halt Israeli settlements 'indefinitely', Peter Beaumont, theguardian.com, 23/12/16)