United Nations General Assembly Resolved to Reject US Declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’S Capital (Download PDF)

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution declaring United States of America (USA) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as ‘null and void’. Resolution was moved by Turkey and Yemen and was adopted with 128 countries voting in favour including India, Japan, Britain, France, Germany and 9 against it, while 35 abstained from voting.

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Us Jerusalem United Nations Vote Chart

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Details of UNGA Resolution

  • Resolution stressed that Jerusalem was final status issue to be resolved through negotiations.

  • Demanded that all States comply with UNSC resolutions regarding Jerusalem, not recognizing contrary actions or measures.

  • Countries disregarded US President Trump’s threat to cut financial aid to countries that backed the draft resolution.

  • 9 countries opposing the resolution included US along with Israel, Guatemala, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Honduras, and Togo.

  • Nations abstaining from voting included US allies such as Canada, Australia, Mexico, Bhutan, Poland, Czech Republic, and Romania.

Background on UNGA Resolution

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  • Draft resolution rejecting US move was sent to UNGA after it was vetoed by United States at UN Security Council (UNSC), although all other 14 council members voted in favour.

  • Resolution was drafted following US President’s announcement of shifting US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem officially recognizing disputed city as capital of Israel.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 22, 2018

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