US Vetos UNSC Resolution Criticising Trump's Jerusalem Decision

US Vetos UNSC Resolution Criticising Trump's Jerusalem Decision

US Vetos UNSC Resolution Criticising Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ on Tuesday criticized the US for vetoing a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem at the U.N. Security Council.

The draft, written by Egypt, said any decisions on the status of Jerusalem "have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded".

Representatives of other countries in the council hold that Israel has no sovereignty over the whole of Jerusalem and that Jerusalem is a final-status issue that should be solved by the Israelis and Palestinians through negotiations.

Currently, Palestine is a "non-member observer state", meaning that it has the right to speak but not vote on resolutions.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has scrapped a meeting with Pence in protest at the Jerusalem announcement, and will instead head to Saudi Arabia to meet King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Randolph-Macon College history professor Michael Fischbach told VOA that Trump's decision overturned decades of US policy as well as what had been "global consensus" against setting Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

He said the issue of Palestine is at the core of Middle East peace and China has consistently supported and pushed forward the Middle East peace process. What they are saying "What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult".

The European Union reiterated that its position is that a realistic resolution between the Israelis and Palestinians is a two-state setup with Jerusalem as the capital of both.

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Key US allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that backed the measure, highlighting Washington's isolation.

It came ahead of a planned trip by the USA vice-president, Mike Pence, to Jerusalem on Wednesday that was set to take place amid a deep rupture in U.S.

"This counter-stance against unilateral steps on Jerusalem's recognition as the capital of Israel shows that we are not alone, and our actual concern should be the free world", Merzuk Ali El Ganim, Kuwait's parliament speaker, said in a written statement.

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".

"We declare our rejection of the United States as a political mediator because it has sided with Israel".

The only support for the United States came from Israel.

Does the USA use its veto often? No.

Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale.

Indeed, our president is letting the world know - including the anti-Semitic United Nations cesspool in Manhattan - that their historical Jew hatred will not be tolerated and that politics-as-usual will take a back seat to the enduring truths of the Bible, in which the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob mandated that their inheritance of the land of Israel is totally immutable.

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