US hosts party for countries that backed Jerusalem move


Published: 2018-01-05 10:03

Last Updated: 2018-01-05 11:54

(The Jerusalem Post)
(The Jerusalem Post)
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UN Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley hosted a party for countries who backed US in the UN General Assembly condemning Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Representatives from the countries who voted against the decision or abstained it were invited by Haley to the reception of the “Friends of the US”, which was praised by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

"First, it was a courageous decision by President Trump and Ambassador Haley, and we thank the United States for this courageous decision, and tonight the US is continuing to show leadership in the Middle East, real leadership in the UN”, Dannon said on his way to the reception, according to the CNN.

"There's a lot of hypocrisy in the UN. I think tonight the countries who stood with the US will come and hear that the US is thanking them for standing for the truth and not joining the show of the Palestinians inside the UN."

Earlier December, the UN general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump, voting by an overwhelming majority to reject his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The 193-member body voted to support the long-standing international consensus that the status of Jerusalem can only be settled as an agreed final issue in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The vote came following Haley’s threats for any country who are thinking of backing the draft resolution.