151 UN Nations Disavow Israel’s Ties to Jerusalem
The Fellowship | December 1, 2017
The United States is still reportedly mulling a move of its embassy to Jerusalem. But, The Jerusalem Post’s Tovah Lazaroff reports, most of its member nations at the U.N. disagree, voting against an Israeli ties to the Holy City:
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem as part of six anti-Israel resolutions it approved on Thursday in New York. The vote was 151 in favor and six against, with nine abstentions.
The resolution came as the Trump Administration was rumored to be actively considering relocating its embassy to Jerusalem.
“The president has said that he has given serious consideration to the matter, and we’re looking at it with great care,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
She added that US President Donald Trump had until December 4th to make a decision on the embassy relocation or waive the matter for another six months.
In New York, only six countries out of 193 UN member states fully supported Israel’s ties Jerusalem: Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, the United States and Israel itself.