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PNC: UN vote Victory for Palestine
28 December 2017 - PNC
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The United States, in a disgraceful behavior, exercised the veto power against a resolution supported by 14 other UN Security Council members that would have required Trump to rescind his declaration on Jerusalem as Israel's capital and not move the US Embassy there.
As it stands, Trump's threat is consistent with a long-standing policy of US blackmail and intimidation exerted within the UN to support, back Israel, the occupying power, its violations and crimes in the occupied State of Palestine.
The General Assembly convened for an emergency  session  passing with a decisive 128-9 with 35 abstentions, resolution declaring US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with  relevant  resolutions  of the Security Council , namely resolutions 476 ( 1980), 478 (1980) and resolution 2334 (2016). The General Assembly, in this regard, calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem, pursuant  to Security Council resolution 478 (1980).
Ahead of the vote US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said that Washington would remember which countries "disrespected” America by voting against it. President Trump had promised to “take names " and possibly cut donor funding to those countries who voted against it.
Washington’s threat to cut aid to countries that voted not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an insult to the UN and a vicious assault on the sovereign rights of its members, which is overwhelmingly biased in favor of international law, principles and values of the UN. In their customary delusional manner, Israelis believed the US threat was enough to force compliance. They were mistaken; people around the world are simply tired of their arrogance and unethical conduct.
President Trump threat  against countries that will vote against his decision constitutes serious violations not only of the Palestinian rights but also of the international law system and in fact, Trump's declaration legitimizes and recognizes the consequences of the aggression, violates the principle of non-acquisition of the territory of others by force, the principle of non-recognition of the results of occupation and particularly the rule that says" the aggressor should not enjoy the benefits of its aggression".
The General Assembly's vote against President Trump decision on Jerusalem was a victory for the Palestinian right, leaving it isolated, disgraced and humiliated. The US is no longer an honest broker; it is not ready to run any political process aimed at resolving the Middle East issue.
Based on the above, we call upon you as parliamentarians to contribute to the efforts to annul the Trump's decision on Jerusalem in compliance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the recent General Assembly resolution on the status of Jerusalem.
We renew the cal l on all parliaments to demand that their governments continue their rejection of Trump's decision and work to prevent its implementation and to compel the US to comply with the recent GA resolution.
We also appeal to you to reject the language of threat and intimidation practiced by the United States in its international relations, which was clearly demonstrated during the vote on the decision. Such American approach threatens principles and rules of international law, the system of international relations and world peace and security.