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UN Rejects Trump’s Declaration Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to reject US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The resolution was voted in favor by 128 member states, while 35 abstained and nine voted against it.

According to the resolution, the status of Jerusalem can only be resolved through negotiations between Israel and Palestine in line with relevant UN resolutions.

The resolution “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status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council, and in this regard calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic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).”

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