UN General Assembly on 21 December 2017 voted, 128-9, in favour of the UN resolution to declare the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital `null and void’.
India voted in favour of the UNGA resolution calling upon the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
- Earlier today, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations had vowed that his country would never be “driven” from Jerusalem as UN member states prepared to vote on rejecting Washington’s recognition of the Holy City as its capital.
- No General Assembly resolution will ever drive us from Jerusalem,” Ambassador Danny Danon told an emergency session of the 193-nation assembly.
- A draft resolution rejecting the US move was sent to the General Assembly after it was vetoed by the United States at the Security Council, although all other 14 council members voted in favour.