Israel calls on world Jewry to appeal to govts on Jerusalem

Israel, US, work ceaselessly to defeat UN resolution denying Jewish, Israeli rights in Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
Reuters

Israel's Foreign Ministry called on the Jewish communities around the world to appeal to their governments to oppose the resolution condemning the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on which the UN General Assembly will vote tomorrow.

The appeal to world Jewry comes as Israel and the US engage in intensive diplomatic efforts to convince other nations to vote against the resolution, which is considered an insult to the US and a denial of Jewish and Israeli rights in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Authority and its allies submitted a resolution to the General Assembly condemning Trump's recognition of Jerusalem and pledge to relocate the US embassy to Israel's capital, after the US vetoed a similar resolution at the Security Council.,

US President Donald Trump warned that the US could withdraw its foreign aid to countries which vote in favor of the resolution.

Speaking at the last Cabinet meeting of 2017, Trump said that the US would take note of the countries which receive hundreds of millions, and even billions, of dollars in US aid and still vote the criticize the US at the UN over his acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he told reporters before the Cabinet meeting according to Reuters.

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the US would be "taking names" on the countries which voted to condemn the US recognition of Jerusalem.

“At the UN we're always asked to do more and give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thursday there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The U.S. will be taking names,” Ambassador Haley tweeted.




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