Étiqueté : Jerusalem

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High 10 causes to possess time the UN vote on Jerusalem

A resounding majority of UN member states has denounced the US’ arrogant decision to unilaterally declare Jerusalem « the capital » of the Israeli apartheid settler colony.  The United Nations General Assembly voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, for a resolution declaring the US move on Jerusalem « null and void ». Thursday’s vote came after the US…

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UN Same old Assembly rejects Trump’s Jerusalem switch

A resounding majority of United Nations member states has defied unprecedented threats by the US to approve a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The non-binding measure passed at a UN General Assembly emergency meeting on Thursday with 128 votes in favour and nine against, while 35 countries abstained. It passed despite…

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Will the UN venture US threats over Jerusalem?

The United Nations General Assembly is due to vote on Washington’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the face of unprecedented US intimidation. Although the vote on Thursday will be non-binding, it is expected to pass easily in the 193-member UN body. This prompted US ambassador to the UN Nikki…

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Trump threatens to cut aid over UN Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that vote in favour of a draft UN resolution condemning the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US president said at the White House on Wednesday the US would be « watching those votes ». « They take hundreds of millions of dollars and…

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Palestinians flip to UN General Assembly over Jerusalem

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  The request for the General Assembly meeting was put forth by a bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which bills itself as « the collective voice…

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Palestinians slam US veto on Jerusalem determination

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has rejected a US veto in the United Nations Security Council that called for a resolution against President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The draft resolution was backed on Monday by the 14 other Security Council members, including many US allies, highlighting Washington’s increasing isolation…

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US vetoes resolution on Trump’s Jerusalem resolution

The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution rejecting the recent recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and his plans to move the American embassy to the city.  The US veto on Monday was widely expected.  « What is troublesome to some people […] is that the United…

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Turkey ‘seeks UN Total Meeting vote’ on Jerusalem

Turkey is concentrating efforts on passing a resolution at the UN General Assembly against the US decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Ankara is leading the push in the General Assembly because a draft resolution to be voted on by the UN Security Council on Monday is expected to be vetoed by Washington, Turkish officials…

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UN Security Council to weigh resolution on Jerusalem

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Monday on a draft resolution regarding the status of Jerusalem, less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump declared the city Israel’s capital.  Trump made the announcement on December 6, saying at the time that the US would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel…

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1000’s rally in Jakarta in opposition to US Jerusalem pass

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside the US embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Sunday’s protest was the fourth and largest mass rally in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, since Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem’s status on December 6.  An estimated 80,000 protesters called…