What will the Jerusalem vote mean for US foreign policy? – Inside Story

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A resounding majority of United Nations member states defied unprecedented threats by the US to declare President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.

Trump and Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, both made threats before the Security Council vote – warning nations of the consequences they faced if they didn’t support the US move.

The non-binding resolution was approved at a UN General Assembly emergency meeting on Thursday with 128 votes in favour and nine against, while 35 countries abstained.

Turkey’s president reacted swiftly, saying the result proved that “the world is bigger than five and much bigger than one”.

Meanwhile, Palestine’s ambassador to the UN accused the US of using “unprecedented tactics … including blackmail and extortion.”

Beyond the immediate focus on Jerusalem, what will the vote’s long-term impact be on American diplomacy at the UN, in the Middle East and around the world?

And will Trump and Haley’s threats backfire, even if Washington does not follow through on its promise to cut aid to countries that voted against it?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Robert Hunter – Former US ambassador to NATO

Simon Mabon – Lecturer in International Relations and Government at Lancaster University

Phyllis Bennis – Author of Calling the Shots: How Washington dominates today’s UN and fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

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23 COMMENTS

  1. That is wonderful of the US and President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital making the fulfilling Bible prophecy.. we are praying for all of you always !! "shame on you anti Christs" for God is with Israel and America together with all supporting them.

  2. Our World is in dire need of unifiers as divisions continue to fuel attitudes of indifference and intolerance while in that process it's infecting the minds of humanity.The risks that are presently unnerving is that due to possible errors,miscalculations,or the deliberate launching of nuclear missiles is threatening the survival of humanity as the doomsday clock is presently set at 2 1/2 minutes to midnight.Contamination by radiation of the World's air,water,soil,food chain,etc. would end long term survival and doom humanity to extinction.The World's political leadership must cease this insanity since the rhetoric of nuclear threats has become an ever present narrative spoken about weekly.All sides will lose should no action be taken to stop this madness.

  3. They ended with talking about settlements but failed to mention that the U.S. recently killed the "Greater Jerusalem" bill that would have given more autonomy to Israel in the West Bank.

  4. Go Trump! Next, kick UN out of USA fast. U.N. Corruption is viral, and these should Shaddap! AND HANG THEIR COLLECTIVE HEADS IN SHAME! Let Palestinians and other supporters PAY the cost of the U.N.

  5. The more the middle east and the world hate trump the more i like him the more were voting for him, the more we recognize our independence from the main stream status quo, the more we become independent and soverign, the stronger we become, the more American we are. Europe has become a melting pot for liberalism, censorship, terrorist sympathizers, ect. Europe is soft and weak and lacks the spine in their politicians to be productive more now than they ever were. Under President Trump we will stand up for what we believe in and not move from it to satisfy anyone. We've had this right since 1995 and its passed time we put it into effect. You cant square off with us for we will remain victorious in gods favor.

  6. Obviously the Palestinians cannot be trusted to handle their own borders, and they have NOTHING to bargain with. They need to be deported to Palestine a.k.a. Jordan.

  7. Miss Bennis said very rightly that NATO was build to kik out German, Bring down USSR and bring the US in. I am very impressed from this woman. She is a brave and very intelligent 🤓 women 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠 five stars for her

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