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US to turn colder shoulder after landslide Netanyahu win

The Obama administration is describing a weaker and colder relationship between the US and Israel in light of Netanyahu’s victory in the election, with some saying Washington could support a United Nations resolution setting down principles for Palestinian statehood.

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington on September 27, 2014 photo credit: AFP/Nicholas KAMM)
US President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington on September 27, 2014 photo credit: AFP/Nicholas KAMM)

Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric — his statements in the days leading up to the election against a two-state solution and his election day comments on Arab voters — particularly angered the administration, prompting officials to say they would examine its future steps.

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