Monday, December 18, 2017

U.S. stands Up for Israel Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution

U.S. vetoes U.N. Jerusalem resolution, designed to reverse Trump recognition - The United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution Monday that was proposed by Egypt and called for the reversal of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The U.S. vetoed it in a 14-1 vote, which meant the resolution failed.

The vote was held in response to President Trump's announcement earlier this month that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

After the vote, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. does not veto resolutions lightly and that this was her first veto -- that it stood for "American sovereignty" and its role in the Middle East peace process.

PM Netanyahu: Thank you, President Trump. Thank you, Ambassador Haley.

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