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December 11, 2017 4:14 pm

Palestinians Pushing UN Security Council to Reverse US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

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Palestinian Authority Ambassador to UN Riyad Mansour. Photo: Screenshot. – The Palestinians are pushing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to demand that the US reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

At an emergency session of the UNSC on Friday convened by eight of the council’s 15 members, 14 member states condemned the US move.

“We are satisfied that there are 14 countries in the Security Council that are defending international law, defending Security Council resolutions as they relate to Jerusalem and rejecting the unilateral, illegal decisions by President [Donald] Trump two days ago,” said Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour.

Due to US being one of five permanent members of the UNSC, the passage of a resolution on the matter is unlikely.

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley defended the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, stating that America remains a credible peace partner in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She blamed the world body for being the real obstacle to peace.

“The United States has credibility with both sides. Israel will never be, and should never be, bullied into an agreement by the United Nations, or by any collection of countries that have proven their disregard for Israel’s security,” Haley said.

The US ambassador added that the UN has done “much more to damage the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them.”

The US position on Jerusalem has put it at odds with the four other permanent members of the Security Council — Russia, China, the UK and France — who have all condemned Trump’s Jerusalem moves.

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  • dani renan

    Russia is opposed to Trump’s recognition, even though Russia did the exact same thing a few days before (Except that they specified West Jerusalem, where ever that may be (I lived and studied on Mt. Scopus. Is that East or West? And for those who said North, it is correct, but there is no common (not legal or geographical) term North Jerusalem)). BTW Czechia did the same the day after Trump. As for the PLO, they can’t burn in hell – they and Hamas etc. are the embodiment of Hell.

  • A.S.F.

    Why should they feel impelled to stop their bullying with Israel? Why NOT the United States? This is who they are and what they do. Bullies remain bullies until and unless they are stopped.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The PLO can burn in hell.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Nikki Haley has been very impressive every step of the way.

  • debby Lurya

    The city of Jerusalem will be the capital eternally, and the Arabs must accept this reality.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    The UN Security Council: “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in.”
    The U.S. is real scared.