Jerusalem

A resounding no

Print edition : January 19, 2018

Muslim worshippers assemble in front of the White House for the Friday prayer on December 8 in Washington, D.C., to protest against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photo: AFP/ERIC BARADAT

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, applauds the result of the vote on Jerusalem in the General Assembly hall at the U.N. Headquarters in New York on December 21. Photo: AFP/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the U.N. She took the unprecedented step of writing to the governments of many countries that the U.S. President was taking “this vote personally”. Photo: AFP/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

Despite the arm-twisting tactics employed by the Trump administration, the U.N. General Assembly votes 128 to 9 against the U.S.’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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