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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
UN Jerusalem Vote Postmortems
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Though symbolic only, rejection of Trump's Jerusalem declaration by an overwhelming majority of UN member states gave his administration and Israel a black eye – two rogue states, partnering in high crimes, spurning fundamental Palestinian rights.
US strategy to get its way includes heavy-handed pressure, bullying, threats, other forms of intimidation and bribery – more sinister tactics used when these fail.
Notably 8 of the 10 largest recipients of US aid rejected Trump's Jerusalem declaration in Thursday's UN vote – Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Tanzania.
Neocon US UN envoy Nikki Haley threatened UN member states, warning Washington won't stand for being "disrespected."
"The United States will remember this day," she said. It'll "remember" when asked
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