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United Nations - U.N. Security Council Likely To Meet Friday On Jerusalem: Diplomats

Published on: December 6, 2017 07:28 PM
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US Vice President Mike Pence (R) watches as US President Donald Trump (L) signs his proclamation about his controversial decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his plan to relocate the US embassy to that city, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA 06 December 2017. EPAUS Vice President Mike Pence (R) watches as US President Donald Trump (L) signs his proclamation about his controversial decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his plan to relocate the US embassy to that city, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA 06 December 2017. EPA

United Nations - The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

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The request for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the Security Council meeting was made by France, Bolivia, Egypt, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, Britain and Uruguay, said diplomats.

Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday, generating outrage from Palestinians and defying warnings of Middle East unrest. Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Israel considers the city its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.

A U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in December last year “underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.”

That resolution was approved with 14 votes in favor and an abstention by former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which defied heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and Trump for Washington to wield its veto.

After Trump spoke on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters: “I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians.”

“In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: There is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no Plan B,” he said. “I will do everything in my power to support the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to meaningful negotiations.”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Trump’s decision as “the just and right thing to do.”



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 Dec 06, 2017 at 07:41 PM judith Says:

United (perverted ) Nations don't even recognize that Jews have any connection whatsoever to Jerusalem.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 07:43 PM Anonymous Says:

May these leaders in the UN be afflicted with all the horrible makos described in psukim.

The United States has the right to recognize whatever it wants. The UN, piloted by the worst resho'im in world history, also does what it wants. It supports terror, rewards every terror regime, and barely ever does anything that is even normal regarding Israel. It is obsessed with torturing Israel. Here, Israel did not make a single move. It is America that did, having legislated this years ago, and only postponed its official status. Watch these international animals justify terror, violence, and murder. May these resho'im be the victims. In reality, the Palestinians have never shown the world an iota of civility. They are animals, bloodthirsty and savage. They could not manage a sovereign country even if they had one. So Israel should donate a grain of sand? Never. And may all the supporters of Muslim terror encounter the same horrible demise as the terrorists.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 08:15 PM Anonymous Says:

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judith Says:

United (perverted ) Nations don't even recognize that Jews have any connection whatsoever to Jerusalem.

It’s called caving into the blackmail and threats of violence from the terrorist animals. If One does not stand up to bullies, they’re destined to suffer at their hands forever. Kudos to the brave, brilliant, and wonderful Donald trump!

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 08:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Senegal & Bolivia??

Bolivia is a 3rd World country that is run by monsters THEY are going to (try) decide Israels Capital? I Have work for the Security Council and it's wonderful Leader. Take a trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (With lots of bodyguards) when you get back let me know what you saw there. That's what UN should be busy with and NOT Israels capital

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