The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution demanding the repeal of granting the status of Israel’s status to the US in Jerusalem.
The proposal states that any decision taken regarding the status of Jerusalem will be invalid and it should be canceled.
128 nations voted in favor of this non-binding resolution of the United Nations, while 35 countries remained absent. 9 countries have voted against the proposal.
India has also voted against the American vote in support of this proposal.
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to stop economic aid for countries who voted in support of the proposal.
Prior to the voting, Palestinian Foreign Minister had appealed to ‘blackmail and try to scare’.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he denies this outcome. He also called the United Nations ‘house of lies’.
Nine small countries with America
Against this proposal of the United Nations, the United States, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo voted.
Countries that voted in favor of this proposal included four permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, China, France, Russia and the UK. Also, significant American colleagues and Muslim countries also voted against this proposal.
Mexico and Canada were also involved in 35 countries that kept themselves separate from this poll.
What is Jerusalem’s dispute?
After victory in the 1967 war, Israel had captured East Jerusalem. Earlier it was under Jordan’s control.
Now Israel considers undivided Jerusalem as its capital. At the same time Palestinians consider East Jerusalem, the capital of its proposed nation.
The final decision on Jerusalem is to be taken in future peace talks.
Israel’s claim on Jerusalem has never received international recognition. Embassies of all countries of the world are currently in Tel Aviv.
Although President Trump has asked the US State Department to bring the Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv,
On the urging of Arab and Muslim countries, an emergency special meeting was convened on Thursday in the United Nations with 193 member countries.
Arab and Muslim countries have also strongly criticized Trump for changing the decades-old American policy.
In his speech before the vote, the US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley had said that the decision of the US is not a decision already made on any final decision regarding Jerusalem, nor should it be agreed on two nations of the two parties. Denies him in the situation.
Haley said, “America will remember this day when America was targeted in the United Nations General Assembly to take a decision as a sovereign nation.”
Haley said, “America will set up an embassy in Jerusalem, people of the United States want us to do the same thing, and this is right to do.” Any vote taken in the United States can not change our decision. ”
US President Donald Trump had threatened to stop economic aid to the nations of the United Nations that did not consider Israel to be the capital of Israel.
Talking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday, Trump had said, “They take billions of dollars from us and then vote against us too.”
“Let them vote against us, we will save big. It does not matter to us.”