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Israel says ‘reducing’ ties with nations over UN vote

JERUSALEM: Israel's foreign ministry said Tuesday the country was "reducing" ties with nations that voted for last week's UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to settlement building in Palestinian territory. Refuting reports that ties had been suspended, foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a message to journalists that Israel was "temporarily reducing" visits and work with embassies, without providing further details. Deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday she was concerned that…