U.N. Defies Trump Administration, Rejects U.S. Jerusalem Edict

The United Nations overwhelmingly rejected the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol.

The United Nations overwhelmingly rejected the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol.

128 nations voted against the U.S. position, while 35 nations abstained. Just yesterday, President Trump and Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations threatened members of the international body if they voted against U.S. Interests. The U.S. has largely isolated itself on the world stage.

In a collective act of defiance toward Washington, the General Assembly voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, to demand that the United States rescind its Dec. 6 declaration on Jerusalem, the contested holy city. Major allies like Britain, France, Germany and Japan all voted for the resolution, though some allies, like Australia and Canada, abstained.

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