US Vetos UNSC Resolution Criticising Trump's Jerusalem Decision
19 December, 2017, 10:56 | Author: Katrina Soto
Russian Federation said on Monday that it was willing to become "an honest mediator" between Israelis and Palestinians, as the United Nations Security council vote revealed the global and united opposition to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
It affirmed "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status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council".
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the resolution reflects the worldwide community's rejection towards US President Donald Trump's decision that aims at changing the status of Jerusalem.
He will discuss in Paris the establishment of an worldwide mechanism to replace the United States as a mediator for the peace process, based on the French initiative previous year, which culminated in a peace conference attended by 25 foreign ministers from Arab and European countries and the United States, but issued a statement without clear mechanisms or a time limit.
In his opening remarks to the Palestinian leadership meeting Monday evening, President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinians will return to the United Nations to seek full membership for Palestine, while announcing a series of countermeasures against the USA move.
"The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America's role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us", said Haley.
Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale.
NPR's Michele Kelemen reported for newscast that Egypt sponsored the resolution in order to "demonstrate that much of the world opposes Trump's action, including US allies on the security council, Britain and France, who see Jerusalem as a shared capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state". "It's a full bias to the occupation and to the aggression". US Ambassador Nikki Haley who cast the veto slammed the rejected resolution as "an insult".
Geminid meteor shower lights up Tybee Island sky
For the Geminids, viewers didn't necessarily have to try and find the radiant constellation in order to see some meteors. Asteroids are rocky bodies going round the Sun, originating from a region between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed regret in a written statement. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said the resolution reflected the worldwide community's rejection of Trump's decision aimed at changing the status of Jerusalem.
Trump abruptly reversed decades of USA policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians and the Arab world and concern among Washington's western allies.
Trump's announcement triggered denunciations and demonstrations around the world.
14 out of 15 members in the UNSC voted in favor of the resolution which opposed the recognition of Jerusalem city as the capital of Israel.
"Our view is that the issue of Jerusalem is a final status issue, that Jerusalem should be a shared capitol for Israelis and for Palestinians, and the UK Embassy, for now, will remain in Tel Aviv". The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, now occupied by Israel, as the capital of their future independent state.
It demanded that all member-states not recognise any actions that are contrary to United Nations resolutions on the status of the city.
That resolution, which had 14 votes in favor, "reaffirmed ... that Israel's establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation under worldwide law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders". "Such a position of China will not change", he said.
The proposal calls for advancing a political settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution, upholding a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept, further coordinating and strengthening concerted efforts for peace, and promoting peace with development.
Instead, Lack has told employees that the investigation would be handled in-house by NBC lawyers and human resources executives. The two execs have been under intense pressure over how they themselves have managed issues of sexual misconduct at NBC News .
Kennedy airport as she was headed to Pakistan by way of Istanbul, from where they believe she meant to enter Syria and join ISIS. The FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force kept this woman from her risky and potentially deadly goal.
On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday morning, Jones said there was "no doubt" in his mind about the election results. Attendees react to election results during an election night party for Roy Moore, Republican candidate for U.S.
Oklahoma City is 2-6 ATS in its last eight meetings in NY . "But without him this year I've had more of an opportunity". Three months after the Knicks traded Anthony to Oklahoma City, their former All-Star is gone and quickly forgotten.
Prior to coaching with the Hokies, Grimes spent four seasons at Auburn from 2009-2012 as the offensive line coach. Brigham Young is hiring LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes as their new offensive coordinator.
Holding on to a tenuous seven-point lead at halftime, the Ravens took control of the game with their special teams and defense. Crowell had the highlight of the game, running for 59 yards after the Browns were previously within their own five-yard line.
It's a clear indication that Sonia Gandhi will now be available only for strategies but not on the forefront. Sonia also held the positions of UPA chairperson and head of the Congress Parliamentary board.
Since President Donald Trump took office, he has tried to repeal and replace the ACA, which was one of his campaign promises. In many communities, bare-bones "bronze" plans are available for no monthly premium to those eligible for subsidies.
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin won and lost that spot very quickly, while The New Day is just in this match due to their legacy. He certainly is in line to take the pin here so Corbin and Roode don't get damaged before their inevitable match at the Rumble.
He said Mr Trump had made "some fairly serious achievements", pointing specifically to the sharp rise in USA stock markets. The White House said Trump thanked Putin for "acknowledging America's strong economic performance".
It [Facebook] said the initial test it carried out showed that satisfaction improved by 18 percent when Ad Breaks were delayed. Previously videos had to be a minimum of 90 seconds, and the first ad break was allowed to appear after 20 seconds.
Steelers WR Antonio Brown ruled out with calf injury
Brady was average at times but stepped up in the pocket for big deliveries at crucial moments, usually to Gronkowski. Brown attempted to catch a pass in the end zone when a Patriots defensive back appeared to roll over his left leg.
16-year-old's Harvard acceptance video goes viral
We live about 30 minutes away; and more often than not, we end up clocking in at 7 a.m. and clocking out at 7 p.m. His brother previously got accepted to Stanford, another world-leading university .
Conor McGregor Says He'll be Returning to MMA Competition
But it's kind of like ripping off the world. "I think a true fight is what I want to do next", said the 2-division MMA champion. Meanwhile, Pacquiao confirmed last week that he was in talks with McGregor over a possible fight in April 2018.
Free flu shots offered to uninsured adults in Sedgwick County
The majority of people hit by the flu this season will recover; however, hundreds of thousands of others won't be as lucky. Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are seen most at risk for the disease, which can be fatal.
Eight Exoplanets Orbit Sun-Like Star Kepler-90
If the researchers lose track of weaker signals or miss them, they would also be losing the possibility to find new exoplanets. The neural network learned to identify these by using signals that had been vetted and confirmed in Kepler's planet catalog.
Tidal May Be Out Of Cash Within Six Months
The Norwegian newspaper previously questioned Tidal's subscriber numbers after the service claimed it hit the 1 million number. Although other reports say that the streaming service reckons it'll be profitable by the middle of next year.
Zack Cozart Completes Dream Offseason for LA Angels
Cozart became the third Reds shortstop to earn a fan election, joining Dave Concepcion and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin . Cozart said his donkey - a present from Joey Votto for making the All-Star team - will stay in Cincinnati for now.