Heluva Salute Example, Amb. Haley Wow (double dog wow)
German Magazine: Lost prestige for sure - it can't be denied
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a UN Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn.
The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
(I note, no, Ms. Haley: The insult, if any, is that the U.S. under Trump wants to dictate to the ME where their capital should or should not be rather than leaving the important decision up to the parties in the region and not the U.S. The recent outrage and backlash we have seen proves this point).
Background up to this point: Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, generating outrage from Palestinians and the Arab world and concern among Washington’s western allies.
“In the wake of the decision of the United States ... the situation has become more tense with an increase in incidents, notably rockets fired from Gaza and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces,” U.N. Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council ahead of the vote.
Trump plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The draft U.N. resolution had called upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Haley and Trump for the veto in a video clip posted on his Facebook page. Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.
Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.