US isolates itself

What happened at the UNGA was a collective act of defiance towards Washington. By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Trump administration departed from a 50-year old international consensus on Jerusalem’s status. Many Security Council resolutions since then, which have the force of international law, have warned that Jerusalem’s status is unresolved, that claims of sovereignty by Israel are invalid and that the issue must be settled in negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. Trump’s Israel policy would further complicate prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The US has isolated itself not only from the Muslim majority countries but also close European allies. The threats of stopping US aid have failed to work. The resolution which was passed by an overwhelming majority was drafted by Egypt and seconded by Pakistan. Major aid receiving countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and a close ally like Jordan also voted against the US stand. The Gulf states which have developed close ties with the US defied Trump’s bullying. India, Trumps’ new found strategic ally with a fairly large Muslim population, also supported the anti-Trump alliance.
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