Ted Cruz: Cut US funding to UN until reversal of Israel vote

The Republican politician took to Twitter, saying he had spoken to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to send him Hanukka greetings along with the assurance of "strong support in Congress." 

The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield its veto power as it had on many previous occasions - a decision that Netanyahu called "shameful."

Cruz's remarks came as an apparent endorsement of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina's plan to campaign for a bipartisan consensus in Congress that would punish those who pushed for the resolution with a cut in US aid— as well as the UN itself, which relies on generous congressional appropriations.

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