Voting US Embassy in Israel
It is stated on wikipedia that:
On December 6, 2017; United States President Donald Trump announced that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump also stated that a new building for the U.S. embassy would be built in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, welcomed this decision and praised the announcement.
However, the decision was criticised by the majority of international leaders, including the European Union’s foreign policy chief. A motion condemning the move was proposed in the United Nations Security Council, but was vetoed by the United States after a 14-1 vote. The United Nations General Assembly later passed a motion 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, condemning Trump’s announcement. In protests and rioting in Palestinian areas following the decision, 12 people were killed by Israeli security forces.
BEFORE THE VOTE
Nikki Haley, the Permanent Representative of the United Nations (UN), threatened diplomats not to vote against by e-mailing them before the Jerusalem contest in the United Nations General Assembly. Haley, “The President has requested the report of the countries that will be closely followed whom voted against us.”
AFTER THE VOTE
It is thought that the US threatening the countries from the financial side is affected the result of the vote.
The seven countries that sided with the United States and Israel on a U.N. General Assembly resolution declaring “null and void” President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital are all small and obscure as world players.
Here’s the list:
- Marshall Islands
If you haven’t heard of most of these nations, it’s because they are tiny islands in the Pacific.
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Four of the countries — Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau — have combined populations less than Boise, Idaho. Nauru, for example, has a population of 10,000.
Another 35 nations abstained from the 128-9 vote. Two are the United States closest neighbors, Canada and Mexico. The others are allies across the globe.
Here’s the list:
- Czech Republic
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- Equatorial Guinea
- South Sudan
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- Solomon Islands
- Dominican Republic