UNSC to Vote on Resolution Rejecting US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

The UN Security Council plans to vote on a draft resolution Monday rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

As a permanent council member, the U.S. will likely veto the Egyptian-sponsored text.

Reuters says the resolution does not mention the United States or President Donald Trump by name. But the draft expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”

The draft also appeals to all U.N. members to refrain from setting up an embassy in Jerusalem.

“Any decision and actions which purport to have altered the character, status, or demographic opposition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council,” the draft states, according to Reuters.

There has not been any response so far from the U.S., but its reply will likely come as a veto Monday.

President Trump said his decision last week to recognize Jerusalem and eventually move the U.S. embassy there is “recognition of reality,” saying the city is not only the historic capital of the Jewish people but the capital of modern Israel.

Many European nations and others call Trump’s decision the wrong one at this time and say they have no plans to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Israel says Jerusalem has always been its undivided eternal capital.

But the Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, and claim the U.S. announcement wrecks the peace talks.

The United States says the physical location of its embassy has no bearing on talks toward a two-state solution in the Middle East.

 

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UNSC to Vote on Resolution Rejecting US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

The UN Security Council plans to vote on a draft resolution Monday rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

As a permanent council member, the U.S. will likely veto the Egyptian-sponsored text.

Reuters says the resolution does not mention the United States or President Donald Trump by name. But the draft expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”

The draft also appeals to all U.N. members to refrain from setting up an embassy in Jerusalem.

“Any decision and actions which purport to have altered the character, status, or demographic opposition 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,” the draft states, according to Reuters.

There has not been any response so far from the U.S., but its reply will likely come as a veto Monday.

President Trump said his decision last week to recognize Jerusalem and eventually move the U.S. embassy there is “recognition of reality,” saying the city is not only the historic capital of the Jewish people but the capital of modern Israel.

Many European nations and others call Trump’s decision the wrong one at this time and say they have no plans to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Israel says Jerusalem has always been its undivided eternal capital.

But the Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, and claim the U.S. announcement wrecks the peace talks.

The United States says the physical location of its embassy has no bearing on talks toward a two-state solution in the Middle East.

 

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Trump Smells Victory on US Tax Overhaul

President Donald Trump could be on the verge of his greatest legislative victory so far, an overhaul of America’s tax code and a partial repeal of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, congressional Republicans appear to have the votes to permanently slash corporate taxes, temporarily cut taxes paid by wage and salary earners, and increase America’s national debt by up to $1.5 trillion.

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Trump Smells Victory on US Tax Overhaul

President Donald Trump could be on the verge of his greatest legislative victory so far, an overhaul of America’s tax code and a partial repeal of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, congressional Republicans appear to have the votes to permanently slash corporate taxes, temporarily cut taxes paid by wage and salary earners, and increase America’s national debt by up to $1.5 trillion.

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Report Slams Local, US Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico

A report by Refugees International says housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes.

The nonprofit group recently visited the U.S. territory to survey needs and review the local and federal response to the Category 4 storm. The visit marked the first time the group organized a mission to a U.S. jurisdiction.

Refugees International said in a report shared with The Associated Press that its team was shocked by what it called poor coordination and logistics across the island that have caused delays in aid. It noted the island is still in emergency mode and requires more help.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency did not return a request for comment Sunday.

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Report Slams Local, US Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico

A report by Refugees International says housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes.

The nonprofit group recently visited the U.S. territory to survey needs and review the local and federal response to the Category 4 storm. The visit marked the first time the group organized a mission to a U.S. jurisdiction.

Refugees International said in a report shared with The Associated Press that its team was shocked by what it called poor coordination and logistics across the island that have caused delays in aid. It noted the island is still in emergency mode and requires more help.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency did not return a request for comment Sunday.

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Спроби захоплення публічних будівель є зловживанням правом на протест – посольство США в Україні

«За фактами подій біля Жовтневого палацу слідчі розпочали три кримінальні провадження: за ст. 15 ст. 341»

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Порошенко прибув з офіційним візитом до Португалії

Президент України Петро Порошенко увечері 17 грудня прибув з офіційним візитом до Португалії. Про це повідомляє офіційний сайт голови держави.

«Під час візиту заплановані зустрічі глави української держави з президентом Португалії Марселу Ребелу де Соуза, прем’єр-міністром Португалії Антоніу Коштою, головою Асамблеї Португалії Едуарду Ферру Родрігешем. Очікується підписання двосторонніх документів, що сприятимуть інтенсифікації співробітництва між Україною та Португальською Республікою у різних сферах», – ідеться в повідомленні.

Президент України також проведе зустріч з українською громадою, що проживає в Португалії.

Португалія разом з іншими членами ЄС підтримує Україну в її опорі агресії Росії, запровадивши проти Москви санкції через анексію Криму та підтримку збройних сепаратистів на Донбасі.

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