Despite failing, UN Jerusalem bid paints Israel, US as alone against the world
Israeli leaders praised US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s raising her hand opposing the draft resolution. “On Hanukkah, you spoke like a Maccabee. You lit a candle of truth. You dispel the darkness. One defeated the many. Truth defeated lies,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
“Nothing could be more honorable. The Jewish people will not forget,” Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren tweeted.
But the fact that the resolution was dead on arrival in the Security Council does not mean that it cannot become a veritable nuisance to Israel and the US elsewhere.
Jerusalem may remain Israel’s capital no matter what the UN says, but the cost of maintaining that stance alone against the world will leave America and Israel looking more and more like international rebels.
After the US was forced to stand alone against 14 other countries, many of them allies, to sink the resolution on Monday, the administration and Israel can expect to be overwhelmingly isolated again against an even larger crowd later this week.
As Twitchy told you yesterday, the United Nations prepared a resolution to “nullify” President Trump’s decision for the U.S. to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The problem for the U.N. is that the U.S. has veto power, and used it today:
— RT (@RT_com) December 18, 2017
The bureaucrats at the U.N. would tell everybody what to do if they were allowed to do so.
Trump Admin Defends Israel, Christianity and Judaism - Vetoes UN Resolution on Jerusalem
In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, the tomb of Jesus Christ, and the Via Dolorosa to radical Islamic organizations.
In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over holiest sites of Christendom and Judaism to Islamist groups.