UNSC: US vetoes resolution against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

UNSC: US vetoes resolution against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Palestinian government slammed as "unacceptable" Monday a USA veto of a draft United Nations resolution against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Egypt drafted, which does not mention the United States or President Trump by name, but does refer to "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem" and calls for "reversal of the negative trends on the ground that are imperiling the two-State solution".

Russian Federation is offering to play the role of an "honest moderator" in the Israel-Palestine conflict after the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution, which was supported by 14 nations of the 15-member body.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, said in the Security Council that "the United States had the courage and honesty to recognise a fundamental reality".

After the vote, Haley lashed out at the other members of the Council, calling the proceedings "an insult" that "won't be forgotten".

Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the United States veto "represents a complete bias with the [Israeli] occupation and aggression", CNN reports.

"We commend President Trump for his efforts and energy in that direction, and we call on the USA administration to put forward concrete details, proposals as soon as possible to take that process forward".

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The draft United Nations resolution had called upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. The Palestinians view the east as the capital of their future state.

NPR's Michele Kelemen reported for newscast that Egypt sponsored the resolution in order to "demonstrate that much of the world opposes Trump's action, including US allies on the security council, Britain and France, who see Jerusalem as a shared capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state".

The recent decisions mentioned include President Trump's move to reverse decades of US policy on December 6 when he Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and announced plans to move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv.

In the fairy tale, can't-we-all-get-along world Mr. Weinstein inhabits, supporting or voting on fancy-sounding proposals is all it takes to make himself feel like a good guy and to fool other people into believing that he is "doing something" when he's not. The settlements are in contravention of the global laws, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which prohibits countries from moving population into territories occupied in a war.

And then hope that PA President Mahmoud Abbas - the guy who premised his Ph.D. thesis on denying the existence of the Holocaust - will "control" Hamas, the virulently anti-Semitic offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which in its 1988 charter - and affirmed every year to this very day - refuses to recognize the State of Israel's right to exist and is committed to jihad to destroy every last vestige of Israel and every Jew on earth.

"You lit a candle of truth".

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