The majority of United Nations member states rejected Thursday President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
128 countries voted in favor of the UN resolution, which is a massive blow to Donald Trump and Netanyahu who have been celebrating together to make Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.
Only nine countries were against the resolution and in support of Trump and Israel move, while 35 countries abstained.
Since yesterday Donal Trump and his administration were threatening poor nations and allies of cutting financial aid if they voted against US and Israel ` will.
“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, also has been warning that she would be “taking names” of states that vote against Washington’s Jerusalem move.
Haaretz news portal quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that “Israel completely rejects this preposterous resolution,” minutes after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
– Malaysia World News