While Netanyahu was talking of responsibility and responsible nations, Israeli lawmakers passed a bill to legalize the illegal and internationally-condemned policy of settlement expansion.
The so-called Regulation Bill, which is passed for the first time since the occupation of Palestine in 1948, retroactively paves the way for Israel to recognize some 4,000 illegally-built settler units.
The illegal move has faced strident opposition and condemnations across the political spectrum. The United Nations, the European Union, the US administration, Palestinian authorities and even Israel's attorney general condemned it.
As expected, Theresa May took a passive position, and the UK government’s contempt for the rights of Palestinians was clear.