The United Nations have today voted against POTUS, Donald Trump’s flammable decision to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the ancient city as the Israeli capital.
Meeting today to vote for or against the call by the American President, Trump had warned against any contrary decision to that of the U.S. The countries who voted for the Israeli capital to be Jerusalem were Honduras, Togo, Micronesia, Guatemala, Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands , USA and Israel.
A total of 35 countries abstained from the voting with Rwanda, Argentina, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, Philippines Romania, Czezh, Canada all involved.
“The United States will remember this day,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly.
“America will put our embassy in Jerusalem,” Haley said. “No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.
“But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN,” she said.
“When we make generous contributions to the UN we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized and respected.”
With the votes of the UN not directly impinging on the US’ plans, it is pertinent to note that such votes carry hefty political values ad are important.
Israel seized the largely-Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its “eternal and undivided capital.”
But the Palestinians want the eastern sector as the capital of their future state and fiercely oppose any Israeli attempt to extend sovereignty there.
Several UN resolutions call on Israel to withdraw from territory seized in 1967 and the resolution contains the same language as past motions adopted by the assembly.