The resolution was drafted by Egypt, and according to the text, it “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status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”
The draft is a single page and has already made its way around the entire 15-member Security Council.
This move by the UN is coming after President Trump made the announcement that the United States would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Hill explains that no United States presidential administration has completed this task in the seventy years of the existence of the Jewish state.
President Trump’s call to move the capital is certainly symbolic, but that is not all. CNN reported that it would entail building an entirely new embassy in Jerusalem, which Trump explained would be “a magnificent tribute to peace.”
Jerusalem is already the administrative capital of Israel when it comes to all intents and purposes. However, the majority of nations see Tel Aviv as Israel’s official capital. The Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital as well… that is if they were to ever form a state. Because of this fact, it is considered impolitic to liberals to say that Jerusalem is officially the capital of the Jewish state.
The Trump administration doesn’t care what the Left says, however. The current presidential administration is ready to make the recognition, which is way past overdue.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley went on CNN last week to explain, “This is just a reality check. This is nothing that anybody didn’t already know.”
The Palestinians are not very used to being granted reality checks. Thus, they have been rioting since President Trump announced the decision.
The United Nations isn’t all that used to reality checks either. This is exactly why the ridiculous draft resolution has been circulating among members. The move is extremely symbolic, and our country can and will be using its veto vote if the resolution makes it before the full Security Council.
It’s important to remember that all of this is happening because President Trump is the one in charge.
If in the future, a Democrat is elected into office, this kind of move made by the United Nations could potentially be utilized in order to reverse the entire decision. It will not incur the political mess that would come out of making such a decision. The Leftists in power in the White House would be able to allow the United Nations to make the choice for them… kind of like the way the Obama administration allowed the Security Council to condemn settlements.
Bare in mind that the nations within the Arab world are starting to look for ways to overrule President Trump’s decision already. Anyone concerned about American sovereignty or the well being of Israel should really be starting to worry at this point. The United Nations has made themselves into an enemy of our country’s sovereignty as well as the people of Israel and anyone on their side. The United Nations was created to make peace among the nations of the world, but what we are seeing is this council being used as a tool against our country and the people of Israel.
The United States delegation to veto the resolution simply is not enough. Our country must condemn this horrific resolution as best we can.