In a major diplomatic surprise to Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution rejecting the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with 128 member states voting in favor of the resolution and a mere nine voting against it.
Among the countries that voted in favor of the resolution are many traditional U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom, France and Canada. Israel, which celebrated Trump’s decision earlier this month, joined the U.S. in voting against the measure.
Earlier in the day, before the assembly voted on the declaration, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley expressed her resistance in no uncertain terms.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” Haley said Thursday.
“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
This is a huge surprise but we can only hope that now President Trump will respect his words and will withhold billions of dollars in aid to countries which oppose his Jerusalem decision!
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