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UN Votes To Condemn The Trump Administration's Jerusalem Decision

In a symbolic resolution, 128 nations voted against the U.S.' decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 21, 2017

The U.N. General Assembly voted on a non-binding resolution condemning the U.S.' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 

There were 128 countries that voted in favor of the resolution; nine opposed it. But 35 nations chose not to vote at all, likely to avoid angering the Trump administration. 

The resolution is symbolic and will not have legal consequences for the U.S. or Israel. However, it calls for the U.S. to back off its declaration. It also asks countries to not hold diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

President Trump said he was watching this vote to see which countries support the resolution.

"They take hundreds of millions of dollars, sometimes billions of dollars, then they vote against us. Well, we're watching those votes. Let them votes against us. We'll save a lot," Trump said during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday.