Monday, December 18, 2017

U.S. Administration Defends Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Despite failing, UN Jerusalem bid paints Israel, US as alone against the world

It came as a surprise to absolutely nobody that the US on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution condemning its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
No one, not even the Egyptian sponsors of the resolution, believed for a second that the administration of President Donald Trump would allow a resolution to pass that expressed “deep regret” over his December 6 statement, and which declared that his words “have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”
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.

Even in the unlikely event that Haley had somehow fallen asleep at the wheel and allowed the Security Council resolution to pass, it should be noted, the body does not have the power to revoke or rescind Trump’s decision.
The US, as a sovereign state, decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. That is its prerogative, just as Ankara can recognize the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” and Moscow can recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

BAM: Nikki Haley tells UN where to stick attempt to ‘nullify’ Trump on Jerusalem

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

Nice try, U.N.
 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.

On Christmas Day 2016, in a final despicable act against Christians and Jews, Barack Obama effectively signed over Christendom’s and Judaism’s holiest sites to radical Muslim groups.

Barack Obama refused to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. This resolution effectively turns over the Old City to Palestinian groupsThe Palestinians are led by Hamas terrorists in Gaza and Fatah Islamists in the West Bank. Obama thought this was a good move.
Jewish leaders were very upset with the move.
And the holiest sites of Christendom, according to the UN and Obama, are no longer Israeli land.
Obama gave all of this away.

Earlier this month the Trump administration declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. 

Trump also announced the US will move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama made the same promise but did not follow through with move once they were elected.
The Muslim world erupted in outrage with President Trump’s announcement.
Today the United States vetoed a UN resolution condemning President Trump’s recognition as Jerusalem as Jewish capital.