UN General Assembly to Vote on Rescinding Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
UN General Assembly to Vote on Rescinding Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Thursday, General Assembly members will meet in a rare emergency special session (ESS) in the wake of America's veto of a SC resolution opposing Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

A draft resolution is expected to be adopted overwhelmingly – America, Israel, and perhaps a few US dominated Pacific island states alone voting against it.

Security Council resolutions alone (with 15 members, 5 permanent, 10 rotating) are binding, not GA ones, the body comprised of all UN members states, so resolutions adopted represent the majority view of all nations, making them significant statements carrying political weight.

GA Resolution 377, Uniting for Peace (1950) states in cases where Security Council members fail to act as required to maintain international peace and security, the General A
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