With all 14 other UN Security Council members backing a resolution that would reject President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, the US exercised its veto power, forbidding the resolution from getting through.
The veto was quickly and loudly praised by Israel, but since the resolution itself didn’t appear to have any more practical weight than the declaration itself, the end result was once again to reflect just how isolated the US and Israel are on the issue.
It also gave US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley a chance to express outrage, saying she views the unanimous yes votes that led to the veto as a grave insult to the United States, and one the administration won’t forget.
The Palestinians had suggested, even before the vote, that a veto would lead them to seek redress from the UN General Assembly, Since the world overwhelmingly opposes the US move, any such vote would be expected to pass easily.
10 thoughts on “US Vetoes UNSC Resolution Rejecting Jerusalem Declaration”
Haley’s move was the classic ‘fallacy tu quoque’ (turning tables fallacy, appeal to hypocrisy fallacy) where an obvious faux pas is disarmed with an accusation of (usually the same) faux pas.
Democratic expression is apparently insulting at home and abroad nowadays.
Nonetheless, the UN and its most of its member states will use this nothingburger to soon conclude everything that can be done has been done and leave the Palestinians hanging. Again.
The goal of the Palestinians is to turn the world against Israel & eventually destroy Israel. The world, except for the U.S., has been cooperating fully with the Palestinians.
What rock have you been hiding under since 1967?
The last time the USA vetoed a security council resolution was some time ago, that was about Israeli settlements being illegal.
This veto was to be expected but opens the door to a general assembly vote that will likely be unanimous in its condemnation as was the vote in 2016 on settlements and segregation in the occupied territories.
Unfortunately real action is lacking, I am not sure if BDS has seen a spike in funding, but it would be encouraging to see all these nations embrace the BDS movement.
Sanctions are group punishment.
575,000 Iraqi children died from sanctions.
Grave insult. The correct word, for sure.
The Jerusalem move is very unpopular and probably unwise but nevertheless it is US policy. Haley could have simply said “agreed to disagree”, veto the resolution and move on. Instead she launches into yet another attack on the SC, the UN, and its member states.
The US wants and needs the cooperation of the SC and member states on a host of other issues. The SC doesn’t mean much to the US because it simply ignores what it doesn’t agree with. Other member states, with strange notions about international law, like those of the EU, rely on the UN to legalize their participation in sanctions and assorted military adventures.
Haley repeatedly attacks the mechanism that provides legal justification of allies to participate in US actions. Haley never misses an opportunity to make a difficult situation worse.
But it is in the neocon nature, and they cannot help it. The neocon success in manipulating US population is based exactly on such methods. Using ideology, screaming, bullying, lying, over the top , adjective loaded phrases, neocons have successfully led American population by the nose. It is reality TV, the false outrage, the drama, the false victim syndrome. And it works in US. It is less likely to be of any real impact in the world, but then — she performs for US public, for presumably VERY STUPID Trump voters, that need to be now led by the nose again, and told how their beloved Trump is being hated by the stupid world — so let’s get back to businesses, bomb some other little country just to have fun, and we expect all the Trump voters to wave flags, send their sons proudly to fight, and wrap yellow ribbons. Will it work — again? The fossils in both parties, under firm control of Zionist expansionist project — are now united under “Trump’s” strategy. Happiness is all over media, from Rachel Maddow, to the friends at Fox. Just one shower may not be enough to wash off the slime one feels oozing from the small screens.
No surprise, the vote or the US’s UN rep tirade, and it is the UNSC resolutions that are heeded, not the UN General Assembly ie the people of the world represented. Israel and the USA are obviously vastly more important than the rest of us, and US/Israel domination is accepted as a benefit by far too many influential leaders. Not so much by real humans who bear the consequences.
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