The White House has said the construction of new Israeli settlements “may not be helpful” in achieving peace with the Palestinians.
Around 330 settlers live in Amona, the largest of numerous outposts built without official authorisation on privately-owned Palestinian land.
Israel is set to vote on a bill to retroactively legalise thousands of unauthorised settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Plans for hundreds of new homes for Jews in mainly Arab East Jerusalem have been dropped by the city council on the personal request of the Israeli prime minister.
On Twitter, US President-Elect Donald Trump mocked the UN as "sad," labeling it "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time."
Israel summoned diplomats of 10 of the 14 nations which voted for last week’s UN Resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israel’s former president Moshe Katsav has walked free from prison, winning early release, five years after being jailed for rape.
The casket of the former president and prime minister lies in state at the Knesset as thousands are expected to file past ahead of the state funeral on Friday.