Top Israeli officials said Tuesday that President Obama “orchestrated” the United Nations’ vote on a resolution last week that declared settler housing in East Jerusalem and the West Bank illegal under international law.

While the U.S. officially abstained from the vote, both Michael Oren, Israel’s deputy minister for diplomacy, and Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., said in separate interviews that the White House pushed for the vote from behind the scenes to “delegitimize” the Jewish state.

“What’s really outrageous here, Hugh, is that the U.S. actually orchestrated this gang-up behind the scenes. And hopefully, we’re going to be able to mitigate the damage of this resolution with the new administration,” Dermer told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Tuesday morning. He reiterated later in the program: “The United States did not block this and actually orchestrated it. [It] is shameful. It’s absolutely shameful.”

Oren made the same claim in an interview with Hewitt earlier Tuesday morning, asserting that the Obama administration “cook[ed] it all up” and did “some arm twisting” to ensure that the vote happened. He argued that Obama secretly agrees with Israel’s critics at the U.N. and “was going to do his utmost to his last day in office to discredit and delegitimize Israel for our position in settling our homeland and reuniting our ancestral capital, Jerusalem.”

Neither Dermer nor Oren offered specific evidence to back up those claims. The White House has denied any involvement in arranging the vote.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said early Tuesday that the resolution “proves that the world rejects the settlements, as they are illegal, in our occupied land including East Jerusalem.”

The U.N. resolution was put forward by Egypt, but it subsequently withdrew it, reportedly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbied Egypt’s leadership. Venezuela then re-introduced it. In a break with four decades of bipartisan U.S. policy, the U.S. officially abstained from the vote, allowing the measure to pass.

President-elect Trump criticized the move and has said he will work to reverse it once in office.

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