Donald Trump says the United Nations is a waste of time and money.
The US President Elect has launched a stinging attack on the body after a war of words erupted between America and Israel over the Palestinian conflict.
It has been a turbulent 24 hours between the two countries after the US refused to veto a UN resolution against Israel.
It comes just days before Mr Trump takes office and Steven Knowlton Professor of Journalism at DCU says it's been a long time in the making: "It is the culmination of tensions between the Obama administration and Israeli administration that have been worsening for many years.
"And with four weeks to go and Israel on a path that the Obama administration thinks is disasterous both for Israel and for everyone else."