U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, and Guatemala’s move to get on board is evidence that a major shift in international politics is at hand, particularly in Latin America.
The US is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017.
The moderate Arab states are apparently worried that the PA's loss of self-control over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem could yield the opposite outcome, of many countries following Washington's example.
President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ ... as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our republic, as an act of war."
The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.
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.”
About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
"The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive 'Jewish capital,' over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have," Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites.
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.
"Mr. Rubashkin has now served more than 8 years of that sentence, which many have called excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes," President Trump's announcement noted.
"This was a careless and reckless attack. It affected individuals, industry, governments, and the consequences were beyond economic. . . [it] put lives at risk, not just money."
But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.
Dep. Minister Michael Oren says it was “clear from the start” the Obama administration was “willing to do anything” to reach an agreement with Iran, even when it meant ignoring Iranian terror.
"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.