Donald Trump Overwhelmingly Rebuked at the United Nations

Quick, what do North Korea and Iraq have in common with Donald Trump? Trump has joined an exclusive club of people who have been overwhelmingly rebuked by the United Nations General Assembly. Yesterday, the General Assembly took up Trump’s insistence in upsetting the tentative peace between Israel and Palestine by announcing the U.S. would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN considers the issue of Jerusalem as still open for debate and thus has urged world leaders to respect the UN peace process to resolve the many complex issues involved.

Donald Trump ignored the U.S. stated policy of letting the UN work on the peace process, and instead chose Israel over the rest of the world. In response, the UN General Assembly held a vote yesterday in an emergency session. The draft resolution, “Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” was voted upon yesterday.

One hundred and twenty-eight (128) countries voted to condemn Donald Trump. Only nine countries voted in favor of Trump. Thirty-five countries abstained from the vote, unfortunately including México. I’m very much upset with Enrique Peña Nieto’s insistence that he can placate Trump by abstaining México’s vote. Eventually, all bullies must be confronted and it  is time, México confronts the bully to the north.

Here is the list on how the countries voted yesterday:

In favor of UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria
4. Andorra
5. Angola
6. Armenia
7. Austria
8. Azerbaijan
9. Bahrain
10. Bangladesh
11. Barbados
12. Belarus
13. Belgium
14. Belize
15. Bolivia
16. Botswana
17. Brazil
18. Brunei
19. Bulgaria
20. Burkina Faso
21. Burundi
22. Cabo Verde
23. Cambodia
24. Chad
25. Chile
26. China
27. Comoros
28. Congo
29. Costa Rica
30. Cote D’Ivoire
31. Cuba
32. Cyprus
33. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
34. Denmark
35. Djibouti
36. Dominica
37. Ecuador
38. Egypt
39. Eritrea
40. Estonia
41. Ethiopia
42. Finland
43. France
44. Gabon
45. Gambia
46. Germany
47. Ghana
48. Greece
49. Grenada
50. Guinea
51. Guyana
52. Iceland
53. India
54. Indonesia
55. Iran
56. Iraq
57. Ireland
58. Italy
59. Japan
60. Jordan
61. Kazakhstan
62. Kuwait
63. Kyrgyzstan
64. Lao PDR
65. Lebanon
66. Liberia
67. Libya
68. Liechtenstein
69. Lithuania
70. Luxembourg
71. Madagascar
72. Malaysia
73. Maldives
74. Mali
75. Malta
76. Mauritania
77. Mauritius
78. Monaco
79. Montenegro
80. Morocco
81. Mozambique
82. Namibia
83. Nepal
84. Netherlands
85. New Zealand
86. Nicaragua
87. Niger
88. Nigeria
89. Norway
90. Oman
91. Pakistan
92. Papua New Guinea
93. Peru
94. Portugal
95. Qatar
96. Republic of Korea (South Korea)
97. Russian Federation
98. Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
99. Saudi Arabia
100. Senegal
101. Serbia
102. Seychelles
103. Singapore
104. Slovakia
105. Slovenia
106. Somalia
107. South Africa
108. Spain
109. Sri Lanka
110. Sudan
111. Suriname
112. Sweden
113. Switzerland
114. Syrian Arab Republic
115. Tajikistan
116. Thailand
117. The FYR Macedonia
118. Tunisia
119. Turkey
120. United Arab Emirates
121. United Kingdom
122. United Republic of Tanzania
123. Uruguay
124. Uzbekistan
125. Venezuela
126. Vietnam
127. Yemen
128. Zimbabwe

Against UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Guatemala
2. Honduras
3. Israel
4. Marshall Islands
5. Micronesia
6. Nauru
7. Palau
8. Togo
9. United States

Abstained on UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Antigua-Barbuda
2. Argentina
3. Australia
4. Bahamas
5. Benin
6. Bhutan
7. Bosnia-Herzegovina
8. Cameroon
9. Canada
10. Colombia
11. Croatia
12. Czech Republic
13. Dominican Republic
14. Equatorial Guinea
15. Fiji
16. Haiti
17. Hungry
18. Jamaica
19. Kiribati
20. Latvia
21. Lesotho
22. Malawi
23. México
24. Panama
25. Paraguay
26. Philippines
27. Poland
28. Romania
29. Rwanda
30. Solomon Islands
31. South Sudan
32. Trinidad-Tobago
33. Tuvalu
34. Uganda
35. Vanuatu

Did not vote on UN A/ES-10/L.22 Draft Resolution:
1. Central African Republic
2. Democratic Republic of Congo
3. El Salvador
4. Georgia
5. Guinea Bissau
6. Kenya
7. Mongolia
8. Myanmar
9. Republic of Moldova
10. Saint Kitts-Nevis
11. Saint Lucia
12. Samoa
13. San Marino
14. Sao Tome-Principe
15. Sierra Leon
16. Swaziland
17. Timor-Leste
18. Tonga
19. Turkmenistan
20. Ukraine
21. Zambia

Clearly, Donald Trump is an embarrassment. I wonder if this is what “Make America Great Again” means?

3 thoughts on “Donald Trump Overwhelmingly Rebuked at the United Nations

  1. Easy, stop the welfare payments (foreign aid) to countries that voted against the USA. As for Israel, the UN created it and then says they can’t choose their own capitol. BS.

  2. I was disappointed that Mexico chose to abstain rather than vote for the resolution. Show some moxie, Mexico.

    Seems that Nikki has her work cut out, 128 countries to write down for disregarding the bully’s threat. Let the retribution begin, no more ‘financial aid’ thus no more money for the USA weapon industry.

    Now el trompas has to figure a direct way to give that ‘financial aid’ to the weapon makers.

  3. Martin an agreement was made between the Palestinians signed by P.L.O. chairman, Yasir Arafat and Israel! The agreement was sponsored by the Billy Clinton, passed by the U.S. in passed 1996. Clinton,Bush 2.0 and Obama did not sign it because of their very close money ties with the Arabs. Kind of left out a big part of the truth and the story Martin! Now Trump is the bad guy because he had the stones to do what three spineless Presidents agree to in the 1996 agreement Between Palestinians and Israel plus passed by Congress. Also Martin you can find the vote in Congress on this act here and it wasn’t all Republicans who voted it into law: https://www.congress.gov/bill/104th-congress/senate-bill/1322/all-actions?overview=closed&q=%7B%22roll-call-vote%22%3A%22all%22%7D
    Boy, does the left and left-wing swill media like it’s Revisionary History

    PaIn October 1995, the Senate (93-5) and House (374-37) adopted S.1322 – the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act – which noted that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and recalled several past Congressional resolutions that called for the city to remain united. The Act states that Jerusalem that should remain a united city, should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and that the U.S. Embassy should be moved there from Tel Aviv no later than May 31, 1999.

    Included in the measure is a stipulation allowing the President to issue a waiver every six months to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv if he determines and reports to Congress that such a move is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States. President Barack Obama issued his final waiver preventing the move during his administration on December 1, 2016.

    S.1322
    An Act
    To provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and for other purposes.

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the “Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.”

    SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress makes the following findings:

    (1)Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own capital.

    (2)Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel.

    (3)The city of Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Parliament, and Supreme Court, and the site of numerous government ministries and social and cultural institutions.

    (4)The city of Jerusalem is the spiritual center of Judaism, and is also considered a holy city by the members of other religious faiths.

    (5)From 1948-1967, Jerusalem was a divided city and Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jewish citizens of all states were denied access to holy sites in the area controlled by Jordan.

    (6)In 1967, the city of Jerusalem was reunited during the conflict known as the Six Day War.

    (7)Since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city administered by Israel,and persons of all religious faiths have been guaranteed full access to holy sites within the city.

    (8)This year marks the 28th consecutive year that Jerusalem has been administered as a unified city in which the rights of all faiths have been respected and protected.

    (9)In 1990, the Congress unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 106, which declares that the Congress “strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected”.

    (10)In 1992, the United States Senate and House of Representatives unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 113 of the One Hundred Second Congress to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and reaffirming congressional sentiment that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city.

    (11)The September 13, 1993, Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements lays out a timetable for the resolution of “final status” issues, including Jerusalem.

    (12)The Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area was signed May 4,1994, beginning the five-year transitional period laid out in the Declaration of Principles.

    (13)In March of 1995, 93 members of the United States Senate signed a letter to Secretary of State Warren Christopher encouraging “planning to begin now” for relocation of the United States Embassy to the city of Jerusalem.

    (14)In June of 1993, 257 members of the United States House of Representatives signed a letter to the Secretary of State Warren Christopher stating that the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem “should take place no later than….1999”.

    (15)The United States maintains its embassy in the functioning capital of every country exceptin the case of our democratic friend and strategic ally, the State of Israel.

    (16)The United States conducts official meetings and other business in the city of Jerusalem in de facto recognition of its status as the capital of Israel.

    (17)In 1996, the State of Israel will celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the Jewish presence in Jerusalem since King David’s entry.

    SEC. 3. TIMETABLE.

    (a)Statement of the Policy of the United States.—

    (1)Jerusalem should remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected;

    (2)Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and

    (3)the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.

    (b)Opening Determination.—Not more than 50 percent of the funds appropriated to the Department of State for fiscal year 1999 for “Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad” may be obligated until the Secretary of State determines and reports to Congress that the United States Embassy in Jerusalem has officially opened.

    SEC. 4. FISCAL YEARS 1996 AND 1997 FUNDING.

    (a)Fiscal Year 1996.–Of the funds authorized to be appropriated for “Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad” for the Department of State in fiscal year 1996, not less than $25,000,000 should be made available until expended only for construction and other costs associated with the establishment of the United States Embassy in Israel in the capital of Jerusalem.

    (b)Fiscal Year 1997.—Of the funds authorized to be appropriated for “Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad” for the Department of State in fiscal year 1997, not less than $75,000,000 should be made available until expended only for construction and other costs associated with the establishment of the United States Embassy in Israel in the capital of Jerusalem.

    SEC. 5. REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION.

    Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate detailing the Department of State’s plan to implement this Act. Such report shall include—

    (1)estimated dates of completion for each phase of the establishment of the United States Embassy, including site identification, land acquisition, architectural, engineering and construction surveys, site preparation, and construction; and

    (2)an estimate of the funding necessary to implement this Act, including all costs associated with establishing the United States Embassy in Israel in the capital of Jerusalem.

    SEC. 6. SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS.

    At the time of the submission of the President’s fiscal year 1997 budget request, and every six months thereafter, the Secretary of State shall report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on the progress made toward opening the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.

    SEC. 7. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

    (a)Waiver Authority.—

    (1) Beginning on October 1, 1998, the President may suspend the limitation set forth in section 3(b) for a period of six months if he determines and reports to Congress in advance that such suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.

    (2)The President may suspend such limitation for an additional six month period at the end of any period during which the suspension is in effect under this subsection if the President determines and reports to Congress in advance of the additional suspension that the additional suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.

    (3)A report under paragraph (1) or (2)shall include—

    (A)a statement of the interests affected by the limitation that the President seeks to suspend; and

    (B)a discussion of the manner in which the limitation affects the interests.

    (b)Applicability of Waiver to Availability of Funds.—If the President exercises the authority set forth in subsection (a) in a fiscal year, the limitation set forth in section 3(b) shall apply to funds appropriated in the following fiscal year for the purpose set forth in section 3(b)except to the extent that the limitation is suspended in such following fiscal year by reason of the exercise of the authority in subsection (a).

    SEC. 8. DEFINITION.

    As used in this Act, the term “United States Embassy” means the offices of the United States diplomatic mission and the residence of the United States chief of missionssed by Congress in 1996

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