The move is unlikely to pass the council where the U.S. has a veto, but Turkey’s president says they will also go to General Assembly to overturn the Trump declaration. Fourteen of the 15 members of United Nations Security Council condemned Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. (Yet another reason to pull the U.S. out of the U.N.)
Times of Israel According to the report, the text was drafted by Egypt and seen by Reuters and does not specifically mention the US or Trump. The report comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Muslim nations will ask the United Nations for an “annulment” of Trump’s decision.
The United States stood alone in defending Israel as its close ally. Trump’s plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv has generated outrage from Palestinians and rest of the world.
It’s highly unlikely that any resolution would pass the Security Council, where the US is one of five permanent members with a veto and US Ambassador Nikki Haley is known as a staunch supporter of Israel, who has made eliminating UN bias against Israel a key goal of hers.
Erdogan said the initiative would start at the UN Security Council and if it’s “vetoed there, we will work within the UN General Assembly for the annulment of this unjust and lawless decision.”Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump’s December 6 decision on recognizing Jerusalem.
With the Islamic world itself mired in division, the Wednesday summit in Istanbul fell well short of agreeing on any concrete sanctions against Israel or the United States.
But in its final statement, the summit declared “East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine” and invited “all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.” The statement declared Trump’s decision “null and void legally” and “a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts” that would give impetus to “extremism and terrorism.”