UN Ambassador slams resolution to cancel Jerusalem recognition

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon slams Egypt's push for the UN to rescind US Pres. Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

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Israel Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon slammed the resolution submitted to the UN Security Council calling on it to rescind US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"In these days, when the Jewish nation is celebrating when Jerusalem was liberated thousands of years ago, the Palestinians continue to try and reinvent history," Danon said.

"No vote or discussion will change the clear facts: Jerusalem is and has always been the capital of Israel. This time, too, we will continue to defend our historical truth, together with our allies."

According to Reuters, the Egyptian-drafted text circulated to the 15-member council on Saturday does not specifically mention the United States or Trump.

According to the draft, "any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition" of Jerusalem would "have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council."

Various diplomatic sources estimate that the resolution will receive widespread support, but will be vetoed by the United States.

On Wednesday, Palestinian Authority officials called on the UN Security Council to vote on the resolution, despite the near-certainty of a US veto.