UN calls on US to rescind Jerusalem decision

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling on the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The vote took place at a rare Assembly emergency session, convened Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim nations.

Palestinian Presidential spokesperson Abu Rdainah said the vote result was a victory for Palestine. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel rejects the UN resolution and is pleased that a number of nations had the same opinion. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan applauded the resolution and asked President Donald Trump to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Source: VOV5