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Friday, 22 December 2017

128 Countries Voted Against Trump Recognition Of Jerusalem At The United Nation




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UNITED NATIONS (Caliphatemedia) - A total of 128 countries defied President Donald Trump threat on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, defying Trump threat to cut financial aids to countries that will vote in favour of the UN resolution
At the UN meeting a total of 128 member states voted in support of the UN resolution, 9 countries voted against and 35 countries abstained while 21 countries did not cast a vote.
Trump’s threat appeared to have had some impact, with more countries abstaining and rejecting the resolution than usually associated with Palestinian-related resolutions.
Greater percentage of US Arab allies voted against Trump. Some of those allies, like Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, who are major recipients of U.S. military or economic aid, these countries defied Trump financial threat and went ahead to vote in support of the UN resolution.
A spokesman for Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the vote “a victory for Palestine” but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the vote.

Earlier this month, Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy by announcing the United States recognized Jerusalem -- home to major Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy sites -- as the capital of Israel and would move its embassy there.
“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,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, told the 193-member General Assembly ahead of Thursday’s vote.
“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations, and so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,” she said.

The Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu described the resolution as “preposterous.” “Jerusalem is our capital, always was, always will be. But I do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refuse to participate in this theater of the absurd,” he said via a video on his Facebook page.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and Palestinians want it as the capital of a future state they seek.
The list of countries that abstained from the UN for fear of Trump financial cut are :
Australia
 Canada
Mexico
Argentina
 Colombia
Czech Republic
Hungary
 Poland
Philippines
 Rwanda
Uganda and
South Sudan.

Meanwhile, the US was not alone in the desert as there were countries that stood with it and voted against the UN and they are:
Guatemala
 Honduras
 Marshall Islands
 Micronesia
Palau
Nauru
Togo
Israel

Australian U.N. Ambassador Gillian Bird said “Australia wanted to see the United States continue to play a leadership role in brokering peace and abstained from the vote because, we do not wish to see any party isolated from the process.”
According to figures from the U.S. government’s aid agency USAID, in 2016 the United States provided some $13 billion in economic and military assistance to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and $1.6 billion to states in East Asia and Oceania.



The General Assembly vote was called at the request of Arab and Muslim countries after the United States vetoed the same resolution on Monday in the 15-member U.N. Security Council.
14 Security Council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
By the resolution adopted yesterday “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”
 A spokesperson for the U.S. mission to the UN had this to say after the Thursday meeting: “It’s clear that many countries prioritized their relationship with the United States over an unproductive attempt to isolate us for a decision that was our sovereign right to make.”

The United Nation (UN)), international organization of countries created to promote world peace and cooperation. The UN was founded after World War II ended in 1945. Its mission is to maintain world peace, develop good relations between countries, promote cooperation in solving the world’s problems, and encourage respect for human rights. It is currently made up of 193 Member States.

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