US Vetoes UN Call for Withdrawal of Jerusalem Decision

The Fellowship  |  December 18, 2017

UN Security Council Meets On Jerusalem And Israeli-Palestinian Question
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: (L to R) U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley greets Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon at the conclusion of a U.N. Security Council meeting concerning the situation in the Middle East involving Israel and Palestine, at United Nations headquarters, December 18, 2017 in New York City. The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution seeking to reaffirm Jerusalem's status as unresolved. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As Stand for Israel told you in today’s Daily Dispatch, the United Nations Security Council put forth a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the recent American declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. And in a move that should not surprise those who stand for Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports that the United States vetoed the motion, the only nation on the council to object:

The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.

The remaining 14 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.”

The draft also affirmed “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status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council…”

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