128 Countries Vote to Condemn Trump's Israel Decision, Here's a List.

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December 21, 2017Dec 21, 2017

Despite warnings from Nikki Haley and President Trump, the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to condemn the president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

128 countries voted for the resolution, while only nine voted "no," reported CNN.  Another 35 nations abstained from the vote. The vote came after Haley made it clear that the U.S. will think twice about funding countries that vote against them.

"The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in this assembly," Haley said. "We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution" to the UN and when other member nations ask Washington "to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit."

The US was joined in its "no" vote by Israel, as well as Micronesia, Nauru, Togo and Tonga, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Guatemala, and Honduras.

 

Another 35 countries abstained, most notably Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Other abstainers included:

Antique-Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republican, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Malawi, Panam, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, the Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, and Vanuatu.

Before the vote, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who CNN calls "a self-styled leader of the greater Muslim world," criticized President Trump.

"Mr. Trump, you cannot buy Turkey's democratic free will with your dollars, our decision is clear," Erdogan thundered.

"What is the cradle of democracy doing," Erdogan said. "They are looking for people they can buy with their dollars."

 

The remaining 128 countries voted against the United States. That notably included the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.

In response to the decision, Senator Marco Rubio questioned how much of a fiscal role the U.S. should have in supported the United Nations. He tweeted: "Given its tendency to be forum for anti-Semitism & anti-Americanism, reevaluation of US role as single largest donor to #UN is long overdue."

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/943906460991287296

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