United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called the resolution “an insult that won’t be forgotten,” saying the UN forced the US to cast a veto simply because of its right to decide where to put its embassy. The US was the sole member of the council to oppose the Egyptian-drafted text, with the other 14 members voting in favor of the resolution.
Times of Israel Haley slams the Egyptian-drafted resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The United States will not be told by any country where to put our embassy,” she tells Security Council members.
Haley slams claims that Trump’s December 6th announcement is hampering Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “It’s scandalous to say we are putting back peace efforts,” she says. “What does it gain the Palestinians to put roadblocks to negotiations?” “A peace process that denies Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is not a peace process at all.”
Thank you, Ambassador Haley. On Hanukkah, you spoke like a Maccabi. You lit a candle of truth. You dispel the darkness. One defeated the many. Truth defeated lies. Thank you, President Trump. Thank you, Nikki Haley. pic.twitter.com/zFIiStoait
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 18, 2017