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Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel is rejected by UN

Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel is rejected by UN
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Donald Trump had the threat to cut off funding, after resounding vote, the United Nations rejects the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The General Assembly of 193 members adopted the resolution by 128 countries 35 abstained, and nine voted against, the UN envoy Riyad Mansour called a “massive setback” for the United States. Countries who abstains the US are Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, and Rwanda.  usually associated with Palestinian related resolutions. While the countries who joined the US are Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Nauru, and Togo.

However, US ambassador, Nikki Haley warned united nation by saying UN will remember this day. Speaking in the emergency session Haley said that his country will put the American embassy in Jerusalem, which comes as the defense of the US move, broke with international consensus and unleashed protests across the Muslim world. Moreover, the General Assembly podium said that the Jerusalem’s status had not by fiat from Washington, it had to be resolved in final peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

After vetoed by the United States at the Security Council on Monday, the motion was sent to the General Assembly. Although all other 14 council members voted in favor. Also, On Wednesday, US President had warned that he might cut aid to those countries who voted for the resolution.

On the other side, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu blasted on the UN while saying that Israel rejects outright this vote, even before it passes. Benjamin Netanyahu also thanked Trump and praised all countries that abstained or didn’t show up to vote in Jerusalem status.The final vote suggests by many nations, including such crucial Arab allies as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and many other nations suggest for final voting to dismissed Trump’s bluster talk or willing to risk his ire.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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