The UN General Assembly by a majority vote adopted a resolution urging countries not to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite threats from the President of the United States Donald trump retribution in the form of a reduction of aid do not agree with his decision countries. It is reported by The New York Times.
Voted for the resolution 128 countries, 9 against and 35 abstained.
Major US allies such as Britain, France, Germany and Japan, voted for the resolution, some, such as Australia and Canada, abstained.
“The resolution is not binding and therefore, to a large extent it is symbolic, but the vote indicates the extent to which the administration’s decision to trump to challenge 50 years of international consensus on the status of Jerusalem contributed to the diplomatic isolation of America”, – writes the edition.
6 December 2017 trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Further back from tel Aviv, should move the United States Embassy.
The decision of the American leader caused a wave of protests in the Palestinian authority and some Muslim countries, but also provoked clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.
Since 1967, the General Assembly and the UN security Council adopted several resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and denying the city’s status as capital of the country.