India voted against US-Israel on ‘Jerusalem’; heres what Israeli Ambassador had to say

It had been a suspense as to which way the Indian vote will go

India voted against US-Israel on ‘Jerusalem’; heres what Israeli Ambassador had to say

As India voted alongside the other nations in rejecting the US move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, the Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon has reiterated his nation’s position that “no UN vote” can change Jerusalem’s status.

It had been a suspense as to which way the Indian vote will go and it had also been reported that many of the Arab states had been pressing India to come out vociferously on the issue

India had to reiterate is position that its Palestine related policy remains unchanged even as the Israel related policy has got priority under the current regime.

Ambassador Daniel Carmon in a tweet said

He retweeted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet

New Delhi’s “yes” vote came as the government’s friendship with Israel has grown and Netanyahu is expected to visit India early next year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had skipped Palestine during his visit to Israel in July this year.

The UN resolution that was passed by a two-thirds majority on Thursday demanded Washington comply with Security Council decisions against changing the status of Jerusalem and declared US and Israeli action on the city “null and void”.

It, however, only expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem”, stopping short of naming the US or condemning it outright.

Defying Trump’s threats to cut off aid to countries that voted for the resolution, 128 countries voted for the resolution, while nine countries joined the US and Israel in voting against it.

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