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Thursday, December 21, 2017

UN defies Trump, votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday defied warnings from the United States and overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city.

A total of 128 countries voted in favor of the text, defying the threats .



 The Times of Israel reports nine countries voted in support of the US.They are
US,  Israel, Togo, Micronesia, Guatemala, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands and Honduras.

There were 35 abstentions, including a number of countries that had been widely expected to support the move, such as Colombia, Mexico, Malawi and Rwanda. A further 21 countries did not vote at all.

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