Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's recognition

Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's recognition

The Hindu had earlier reported that Arab diplomats had been reaching out to India to lobby for New Delhi's vote on the resolution which expresses deep "regret" on the 7 December declaration by US President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Ambassador Rhonda King of the tiny Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines sent Haley a letter saying that her country treasures the United States "as an enduring ally" but will vote against Trump's action. Thirty-five countries abstained from voting.

Along with Israel and the Unites States, the countries that voted against the resolution are Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.

Alyemany, speaking as chair of the Arab Group at the U.N., is the first speaker at an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. The other 14 members on the Security Council voted in favor of the resolution.

"In this case, this was not a important vote, this was a U.N. tantrum, the kind of stuff they do all the time, politically correct kind of things". Jerusalem is our capital.

The resolution also noted that "Jerusalem is a final status issue to be resolved through negotiations in line with relevant United Nations resolutions".

The lone no vote came, of course, from Haley, and since the a permanent member of the UNSC, that meant the motion didn't pass. So Israel's critics moved to Plan B, holding a vote of the entire General Assembly to declare the White House's decision "null and void", whatever the hell that means. Being non-binding however, it cannot legally be enforced.

Erdogan has been among the most vocal critics of Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem.

"Well, we're watching those votes".

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said "the vote is a victory for Palestine". We'll save a lot.

Peters praised Haley for taking a tough stance following the U.N.'s opposition to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital but also cautioned against the U.S. making threats it's "not prepared to carry out".

"To its shame, the United Nations has been a place that is hostile to Israel", she said.

Malki said that the US decision on Jerusalem fuels religious feelings and serves Israel's interests.

He adds: "I call on the whole world: Don't you dare sell your democratic struggle and your will for petty dollars".

"We will remember it when we are called upon once again to make the world's largest contribution to the United Nations", she says.

"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said afterward that he totally rejects the "preposterous" resolution.

And there is something not merely absurd but shocking in the planetary outcry that followed the recognition of that obvious fact by the United States.

On Thursday, Israel Ambassador Danny Danon expressed support for Haley, describing those who supported the resolution as "puppets" for the Palestinian leadership.