Nigeria, 127 Other Countries Vote Against Jerusalem Becoming Capital of Israel

Nigeria, 127 Other Countries Vote Against Jerusalem Becoming Capital of Israel

The United States and Israel suffered a huge humiliation at the United Nations yesterday as member nations 128-9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘`null and void’. There were 35 abstentions including Cameroon.

President Donald Trump and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had threatened countries against voting against their position suggesting that aid to such countries would be cut. There was even a thinly-veiled threat to the United Nations itself.

These actions seem to have galvanized support for the Palestinian position on the matter that Israel cannot claim Jerusalem as its capital Russia,  Britain,  Germany,  France and other major countries voted against the United States position. Togo interestingly sided with the Americans.

Observers have noted that the bullying tactics of the United States have backfired and it remains to be seen how it will react outside of its threats.

 

 

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