US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slams the Egyptian-drafted resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 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.
Haley says Jerusalem resolution ‘an insult’ that won’t be forgotten. 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 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 6 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.”
Netanyahu thanks US for ‘defeating lies’ with veto of Jerusalem resolution. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks the US for vetoing a Security Council resolution that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In a video message, Netanyahu invokes the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in thanking US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.“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.,” Netanyahu says.
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