Dec 21, 2017

UN chastises Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Erica Pandey, author of @Work

The U.N. has adopted a resolution against President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Axios contributor Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 News reports. 128 voted for the resolution, 9 against it, and 35 abstained.

Just before the vote, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a speech threatening to pull U.S. funding to the UN if the resolution was adopted. Haley said the resolution will have no impact on Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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