UN General Assembly Condemns Israeli Dominance over Jerusalem
The UN General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution calling Israel's imposition of "its laws, jurisdiction and administration" on Jerusalem illegal, reported Haaretz newspaper.
The assembly voted 145-1 to adopt the resolution. Only Israel voted against it, and the United States abstained together with Nauru, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Angola, said the paper.
The resolution said Israel's decision to impose "its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem is illegal and therefore null and void and has no validity".
It deplored the transfer by "some states" of their diplomatic missions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move the assembly said was contrary to a UN Security Council resolution on the undecided status of Jerusalem, said Haaretz.
The non-binding resolution on Jerusalem is part of a series of resolutions on the Middle East that are voted on every autumn, said the paper -- Albawaba.com
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