UN Speeches On Jerusalem Vote
The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
It also opposed Trump’s plan to move the U.S. embassy to West Jerusalem. The vote results were 128 countries voting in favor, 35 abstaining and 21 countries not voting. The vote was especially contentious after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley threatened the U.S. would cut off foreign and humanitarian aid to countries that voted for the resolution.
We’ll play excerpts from speeches delivered by the U.S., Israel, Palestine, Turkey, and Venezuela.