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US, Israel isolated as UN votes in defiance of Trump on Jerusalem

The overwhelming vote at the UN General Assembly meeting against the US move on Jerusalem will not bring peace any closer, but it does restore a sense of integrity to the world body.

Unlike all previous Arab-Israeli confrontations at the United Nations, this one was not about Israel. The world was given clear instructions by the sole superpower to accept its dictates even if they flaunt the resolutions of the world body, or suffer direct financial consequences.

The world didn’t flinch or back down under the threats of the powerful United States, but called the American bluff.

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