When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital of Jerusalem, the U.N. showed its true colors.
Days after Trump’s announcement in December, the U.N. voted 128 to 9 to condemn the decision — just the most recent vote in the U.N.’s long history of anti-Israel resolutions. In response, America’s U.N. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, made a veiled threat, pointing out that the U.S. contributes more money to the U.N. than any other country, and promising that the U.S. would remember where countries fell on the embassy vote. (RELATED: The First US Embassy Signs Are Up In Jerusalem)
The General Assembly adopted 26 resolutions that criticized a country in 2016 — 20 of which were directed at Israel. Ten critical resolutions were issued in a single day, including language that condemned “acts of violence, destruction, harassment, provocation and incitement by Israeli settlers” in what the General Assembly called “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
In 2016, the U.N. World Heritage Committee claimed Muslims — not Jews — hold a prior claim to the Temple mount, despite the Jewish people building the temple under King Solomon more than 1,600 years before the birth of Islam.
“By declaring the site as solely sacred for Muslims and utterly ignoring the indisputable Jewish and Christian ties, this resolution is fundamentally ahistorical,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler said in a press release. “It willfully disregards historical facts in the pursuit of an anti-Semitic agenda from a body that routinely demonstrates an unfair bias against Israel.”
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