The US is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017.
“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ ... as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our republic, as an act of war."
Israel and the Jewish nation should be the first to donate to this organization and the last to leave. However, in ... UNESCO, sane countries have nothing to find.”
UNRWA states some 450,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon, with many living in the country’s 12 permanent refugee camps.
Both of the US north American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, abstained, so they get to come party.
"This vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN."
Oren also suggested the United States close the PLO mission in Washington DC in response to the vicious anti-American campaign waged by the Palestinian Authority's leading Fatah faction.
The resolution, "expressing in this regard its deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem... calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."
The proposed resolution contains sanctions that would ban sale or delivery of close to 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea.
“Jerusalem is our capital. Always was, always will be... I do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refused to participate in this theater of the absurd."
"If this body were really united for peace, it would pass a resolution condemning Palestinian violence.”
America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.
But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.
"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us... Well, we're watching those votes."
“The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us."
One diplomat told Bloomberg that his country’s UN mission was told that its vote on the resolution would be taken “personally” by Haley.
Abbas is in a fury due to the failure of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution forcing the US to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
"For decades, Israel has withstood wave after wave of bias in the UN and its agencies."
"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."
The resolution ... "calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."
The vote on the Jerusalem declaration, which is bound to be vetoed by the US, is set for early this week – barring unexpected changes.
The draft resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect..."
Rather ironic that they're now hitting their own schools too.
Instead of waiting for Israel to complete its part in implementing Oslo, Abbas urged the full support of the OIC members for the PA's quest to become a full member of the United Nations.
"This is just a reality check."