US Vetoes UN Resolution Rejecting Trump's Jerusalem Decision

A youth walks past graffiti on a street in Nazareth northern Israel

The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.

It would also have affirmed that "any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the holy city of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded".

He called on the global community to adhere to relevant Security Council resolutions and strengthen their efforts for the resumption of negotiations in order to find a solution to key issues, including the final status of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian envoy led a group of Arab ambassadors in a meeting with Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the General Assembly, to schedule a vote on the draft resolution, probably on Thursday.

Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner with mediating peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Trump's announcement triggered denunciations and demonstrations around the world.

Randolph-Macon College history professor Michael Fischbach told VOA that Trump's decision overturned decades of USA policy as well as what had been "global consensus" against setting Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Since the decision, at least nine Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,900 injured in protests in the occupied territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. What they are saying "What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult".

The resolution also called for reversing the "negative trends on the ground that are imperilling the two-State solution" for Arab-Israeli dispute.

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Washington's closest allies, France and Britain, came out ahead of the vote to declare their backing for the measure, which they stressed was in line with positions enshrined in United Nations resolutions adopted over several decades.

It came ahead of a planned trip by the US vice-president, Mike Pence, to Jerusalem on Wednesday that was set to take place amid a deep rupture in U.S.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the resolution reflects the worldwide community's rejection towards US President Donald Trump's decision that aims at changing the status of Jerusalem.

Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale. "The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy", she said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video on his Twitter account in which he thanked Haley for the U.S. veto.

Echoed by Abbas, he said that the USA "destroyed" the two state solution and "undermined all peace efforts".

The only support for the United States came from Israel.

In Netanyahu's words, "One defeated the many, truth defeated lies".

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