In US media, move points to contrast between Obama and Trump

NEW YORK – For all the sound and fury emanating from Israel over Barack Obama’s abstention at the UN Security Council last week, the story in American media has played less as a diplomatic crisis and more as a rare, savory public battle between the outgoing president and his successor, Donald Trump, who tried to stop the move.

Through the Christmas news lull, broadcast segments on the nation’s top stations highlighted the long and fractious history between Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the changes likely to come under Trump, whose son and choice for ambassador to the Jewish state have a warm relationship with the Israeli Right.


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