The United Nations General Assembly adopted six anti-Israel resolutions on Wednesday, including a controversial resolution that the United Kingdom supported.
The resolution on Jerusalem (document A/71/L.22) was passed by a recorded vote of 149 in favour (including the UK) to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Vanuatu).
By its terms, the Assembly reiterated its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the “occupying power”, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever, and called upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.
The Assembly also stressed that a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the question of the City of Jerusalem should take into account the legitimate concerns of both the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
According to UN Watch, this resolution used only Islamic terms for labelling the Temple Mount, completely ignoring the site’s biblical role in Judaism and Christianity.
Israel rightfully condemned the six resolutions that were voted against them on Wednesday. Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said, “Today’s resolutions are yet another example of the daily bias Israel faces in the UN.”
“At the same time that Israel is celebrating the historic decision to reestablish the Jewish state in our homeland, the UN continues to fund organizations and pass resolutions that do nothing to better the lives of the Palestinians.”
We at CUFI UK are shocked and saddened that the United Kingdom has supported such an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations. We must continue to pray for our nation, lobby our MPs and leaders and educate the public on Israel.