By voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the UN General Assembly delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump
The UN General Assembly voted 128-9 to declare US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.
Earlier, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had warned stating that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it.
Despite the warning, 128 members voted on yesterday (21st) in favour of the resolution supporting the longstanding international consensus that the status of Jerusalem, which is claimed by Palestinians as their capital can only be settled as an agreed final issue in a peace deal.
Only nine states – including the United States and Israel –voted against the resolution. The other countries which supported Washington were Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras.