The Palestinian Authority promised to “make life miserable” for President-elect Donald Trump if he follows through on his campaign promise to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“If people attack us by moving the embassy to Jerusalem…it is a violation of Resolution 181 of the UN General Assembly that was drafted by the US…it means they are showing belligerency towards us…If they do that nobody should blame us for unleashing all of the weapons that we have in the UN to defend ourselves, and we have a lot of weapons in the UN,” Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, said on November 11.
While Mansour acknowledged that the Palestinian response could not take the form of a Security Council resolution because the US would veto that move, he said, “I can make their lives miserable every day with precipitating a veto on my admission as a member state. Italy in 1949 received three consecutive vetoes on its admission to the UN from the Soviet Union. These are the kind of things that I can do.”