The United Nations will vote on a resolution Monday that would challenge President Donald Trump’s recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and his plan to move the American embassy to the Holy City.
What’s going on?
The United Nations Security Council intends to vote on a resolution that would effectively call for the withdrawal of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to Reuters.
The one-page resolution, which does not specifically mention the United States or Trump, was drafted by Egypt and expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem,” Reuters reported.
It also “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council,” according to Reuters.
In addition, the resolution asks countries to refrain from moving their embassies and other diplomatic missions to Jerusalem.
Will the draft be adopted?
Despite enjoying wide support among the 15-member council, the draft will likely not be adopted.
In order to pass, the draft needs at least nine votes in favor and no vetoes from the U.S., France, Britain, China or Russia, which are the permanent members of the council.
The American delegation is expected to veto the measure.