UN Showdown Over Israel Begins, Nikki Haley Is Taking Names

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted on Thursday to condemn President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The 128 member states of the UNGA voted to condemn Trump’s move, with just seven other states joining the U.S. and Israel in voting against the resolution. There were 35 abstentions.

“It is a blatant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and of all Muslim and Christian people in the world,” Yemen’s representative to the UN, Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany, said of Trump’s decision earlier in the month. “This only fans the fires of violence and extremism.”

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Despite the condemnation, the Trump administration isn’t caving to international pressure, with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley serving notice that she “will be taking names” on who votes in favor of the resolution Thursday.

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