Skip to comments.UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital
Posted on 12/21/2017 10:52:46 AM PST by DFG
The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.
The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries disrespected America by voting against it.
Despite the warning, 128 members voted on Thursday in favour of the resolution supporting the long-standing international consensus that the status of Jerusalem which is claimed as a capital by both Israel and the Palestinians can only be settled as an agreed final issue in a peace deal.
Although largely symbolic, the vote in emergency session of the world body had been the focus of days of furious diplomacy by both the Trump administration and Israel, including Trumps threat to cut US funding to countries that did not back the US recognition.
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US Israel Togo Micronesia Nauru Palau Marshall Islands Guatemala Honduras
22 of the 28 EU countries voted for the resolution including the UK, France, and Germany.
35 countries abstained including Canada and 5 EU countries.
Cut off all US aid to the EU and kick the UN out of NYC.
I don’t think we send aid to UK, France and Germany, but there are so many other things we could and should do. I am sick of our “friends.”
“Boom goes London and boom Paree More room for you and more room for me”
Perhaps Italy should move it’s capital to London, and Germany should move it’s capital to Paris.
Makes as much sense as demanding Israel share it’s capital.
It has a 3,000 year history with Jerusalem. If that isn’t enough, what would it take?
Thanks. Interesting that Canada abstained, do you know who the other abstaining countries were?
we need to get the hell out of the UnitedNazis (at least quit everything except the security council veto vote) ....
and KICK THE BASTURDs OUT OF OUR COUNTRY NOW!
Aid to Egypt comes back first. I looked this all up yesterday and we send them a bit over one billion.
Let’s Drop the Big One Now
We are going to start saving some serious money...
Then, we should declare the capital of each these so called nations null and void...
Israel: $3.1 billion. Egypt: $1.5 billion. Afghanistan: $1.1 billion. Jordan: $1.0 billion. Pakistan: $933 million.
Would pay for the wall, help reduce our debt, so many things. Homes for homeless vets in some major cities.
BRING IT BACK. CUT the funding.
Nikki Haley warns the general assembly, “We’re taking names”.
When DJT turns off the foreign aid faucets he will score another popular victory.
This resolution is just a toothless statement of opinion.
It is an opportunity to claw back some of our funding however, to use for other purposes.
I recommend giving everyone who voted against us (who takes money from us) a small budget cut. Then they will know that the threat is real, and we can use it again later, on something that really is important.
I remember back to the 60s when many of the nations in the Middle-East were anti-American and violently anti-Israel.
What we have managed to build today is a region where we have working relationships with most of those same nations.
No, they don’t see eye to eye with us on all issues. This is a good example of one of them.
While I do support Trump’s plan to hold nation’s to account, I think we need to be equally wise in implementation.
The goal needs to be to at least sustain relations or build them further, not destroy them.
Withdraw from NATO? Trump's been threatening that since the campaign. Maybe now is the time to do it?
Cut off their funding and evict these useless bums.
Having made the threat now Trump has to carry through with it, otherwise all future threats will be seen as hollow. He can’t retaliate against the UN - that’s just the venue. He has to retaliate against the individual countries. The question is how?
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