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U.N. Votes Overwhelmingly To Condemn U.S. for Jerusalem Embassy Move

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm   /   by

The U.N. voted Thursday on a resolution condemning the U.S. for declaring its intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem, saying it was a violation of international law.

As though the world had any right to tell the U.S. where we can place our embassy.

The pro-Palestinian, and frankly anti-Semitic supporting nations that rule the roost at the U.N., think they can bring international pressure to bear on the Trump administration to back off of its declaration, but that is unlikely to happen.

The Palestinians sought the General Assembly vote after the United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required Trump to rescind his declaration on Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and not move the U.S. Embassy there. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, home to key Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy sites, as their capital.

It is important to note, that the Palestinians are not even a recognized country by the U.S. and others, though they have tried to self-proclaim themselves as such since 1988. Many other U.N. nations recognize them as as state, but their claim on Jerusalem is patently ridiculous on its face, owing not just to the ancient connection of the City to the Jewish people, but also to the fact that following the unprovoked attacks on Israel in 1967, it was taken over and controlled by the State of Israel. In essence, Palestine is trying to declare a city their capital, that is not even in their possession.

But history doesn’t seem to matter to the politically correct, Jew haters, at the U.N. Many of whom jumped at the chance to spit in the eye of the U.S. by supporting the resolution of condemnation that had been drafted by Turkey and Yemen.

The draft resolution is filled with language that supports the fabricated talking points, and false history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), which when it was first formed was a terrorist organization. In the decades since its inception, it has since changed its tactics, but not its end—the destruction of Israel.

Yemen’s representative Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany said of Trump’s decision earlier in the month was a blatant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he hopes the United States will be “taught a lesson” during a United Nations vote on the issue and accused Trump of seeking countries whose “decisions can be bought with dollars.” “Mr. Trump, you cannot buy Turkey’s democratic will with your dollars,” Erdogan said. “Our decision is clear.”

He was referencing comments made by Trump on Wednesday that threatened those who would vote for the resolution.

For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of dollars, even billions of dollars and then they vote against us. We’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us.

Despite the condemnation, the Trump administration isn’t caving to international pressure, with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley serving notice on Twitter in the lead up to the vote that she “will be taking names” on who votes in favor of the resolution Thursday.

We’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl [people], abt [about] where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.

Haley’s threat drew sharp criticism from the Palestinian and Turkish foreign ministers even as they flew into New York for the General Assembly vote. The audacity of these nations to sit on U.S. soil, take U.S. money, and then lecture us about where we can and cannot place our embassies in legitimate nations is truly astonishing. Hopefully President Trump is able to pull funding from all of them.

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Joseph was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He received a Master's in U.S. history, with an emphasis on American constitutionalism from the UA, with a minor in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering. He took a job right out of college as a financial advisor, then switched career paths to teaching History at Pima Community College, while tutoring mathematics on the side. He also writes op-eds for the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson's largest newspaper, and has recently begun a new, live, calling radio show Common Sense heard every Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1030 AM KVOI, The Voice. He has a passion for politics and debate, believing that, we the people, must converse with each other about ideas and become engaged in the political formative process, as opposed to simply reacting to what government does. His ideological emphasis, in which he believes everyone can find common ground, is natural rights philosophy.
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U.N. Votes Overwhelmingly To Condemn U.S. for Jerusalem Embassy Move