With India, a growing friend of Israel, joining the UN majority in voting for a General Assembly resolution criticising US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the Israeli envoy in New Delhi said “no UN vote” can change Jerusalem’s status.
Ambassador Daniel Carmon in a tweet said
Jerusalem always was Capital of the Jewish people,is&will continue2be the capital of modern Israel.No vote@the @UN #UNGA can change that.
It is encouraging2see that more countries have not agreed yesterday2participate in the continuous politicized exercise of rewriting History https://t.co/a7pMR9WnJO
— Daniel Carmon🇮🇱 (@danielocarmon) December 22, 2017
He retweeted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet
Israel completely rejects this preposterous resolution. Jerusalem is our capital. Always was, always will be. pic.twitter.com/0FcCtWJTvk
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) December 21, 2017
New Delhi’s “yes” vote came as the government’s friendship with Israel has grown and Netanyahu is expected to visit India early next year.
Narendra Modi had skipped Palestine during his visit to Israel in July this year.
The UN resolution that was passed by a two-thirds majority on Thursday demanded Washington comply with Security Council decisions against changing the status of Jerusalem and declared US and Israeli action on the city “null and void”.