United States outnumbered as it vetoes United Nations vote on Jerusalem

Nikki Haley vetoes UN Anti Israel resolution

"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us", she wrote in a letter reports Israel based Haaretz.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made it a personal mission to eradicate antisemitism at the global intergovernmental institution, declaring in April 2017 that calls for the destruction of Israel constitute "modern antisemitism" and promising to treat the Jewish state with "impartiality".

Like the Egyptian draft, the text before the assembly does not mention Mr Trump's decision but expresses "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem".

The resolution, put up by Egypt and backed by all 13 other spineless members of the council, tried to unwrite 3,000 years of history - until Haley stopped it Monday.

Only 10 such sessions have been convened, and the last time the General Assembly met in such a session was in 2009 on occupied East Jerusalem and Palestinian territories.

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Under a 1950 resolution, an emergency special session can be called for the General Assembly to consider a matter "with a view to making appropriate recommendations to members for collective measures" if the Security Council fails to act.

Although its biggest allies in the United Nations, including the UK and France, have slammed the decision, U.S. envoy Nikki Haley has repeatedly stated that it was the "right thing to do", as Jerusalem is indisputably the capital of the Jewish state.

After that vote, Ms Haley described the 14-1 vote "an insult" and warned "it won't be forgotten". "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 US will be taking names".

After the clash at the top United Nations body, the White House announced that US Vice President Mike Pence was delaying a trip to the Middle East planned for this week.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that those countries who voted for the resolution "have only reaffirmed the UN's decades-long double standard when it comes to Israel".

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