Jerusalem Not a Religious Issue, Time for United Nations to Interfere: Jordanian Ambassador


A copy of the draft resolution, also seen by the Guardian, calls on the general assembly to declare the USA move "null and void". "The US will be taking names". "So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us", the Ambassador wrote in her Twitter account Tuesday.

The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states, who condemned Mr Trump's decision to reverse decades of USA policy earlier this month.

"We see there is a unanimous support for the resolution (during the Security Council voting), and we hope such strong commitment would also be demonstrated during the UN General Assembly", Foreign Ministry's spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir noted in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Without pinpointing to the United States, the resolution also reiterates the council's view that no country should establish an embassy in Jerusalem, and that the city's status is an issue to be resolved by Israel and Palestine. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice.

On Thursday the general assembly of the United Nations will hold a highly unusual emergency session, to vote on Mr Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul last week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine's capital.

The resolution reiterates the long-standing position of the Security Council in several resolutions dating back five decades, rejecting Israel's sovereignty claims over Jerusalem, the holy city revered by Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

The two countries circulated a draft resolution on Tuesday that mirrors the vetoed measure, reaffirming that any decision on the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded. But it is likely that the draft will be vetoed by the United States. "I am thankful for your gesture and am moved to know that the people of Israel are encouraged by my decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel".

After that vote, Haley described the 14-1 vote as "an insult" and warned: "It won't be forgotten".