The UN General Assembly overwhelming voted to support a resolution that used solely Muslim language to describe the Temple Mount.
Out of the United Nation’s 193 member states, 147 voted in favor, seven voted against and eight abstained.
The Jerusalem resolution was one of six resolutions condemning Israel and supporting the Palestinians that the General Assembly approved on Wednesday, as part of its special annual session for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which began on Tuesday.
All the European member states present in the room voted in favor of the resolution – countries such as France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The states that opposed the Jerusalem resolution were the United States, Canada, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naura and Palu. Those that abstained were Australia, Guatemala, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay and Vanuatu. (...)
The United States voted against all the resolutions. The representative of the US Mission at the General Assembly session spoke out against the “disproportionate number of resolutions condemning Israel.”
He further stated that voting on these resolutions “damages the prospect for peace.”
“All parties to the conflict have responsibility to end the conflict,” he said.
The US representative added that his country is “disappointed” that the General Assembly chooses to single out Israel, which is “counterproductive.”read more