The United Nations on Thursday delivered a stunning rebuke of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, casting an overwhelming vote condemning the move and calling on the U.S. to withdraw the decision.
The final vote count in favor of the resolution was 128. Nine countries opposed the resolution while 35 abstained.
The resolution — essentially a formal statement of a U.N. opinion — is not legally binding. But it represents a condemnation of Trump’s decision and exerts political pressure on him to reverse the move.