The UN General assembly passed an alarming resolution. One of three resolutions known as the “palestinian” package was directed at Israel’s control of the Temple Mount.
The resolution referenced only the Muslim “connection” to the Temple Mount and omitted any Jewish connection. While the vote overwhelmingly passed, it lost a lot of support in relation to the last time the UN voted on the resolution. 129 countries voted in favor of the resolution this time around as opposed to 149 in 2018.
The other two resolutions in the package decried Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights and the other resolution encouraged a return to the two state solution.
In a statement to The Times of Israel regarding the results of the Jerusalem resolution, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan lamented that “the automatic majority in the UN that votes in favor of pro-Palestinian decisions is shameful and makes the UN irrelevant and without real influence.”
“But the fact that 19 other countries made the right choice and realized that a distorted and false resolution could not be supported is a positive development that we must encourage,” he continued. “There is still a long way to go, but the change in last night’s vote was important and there is no doubt that it will also affect more votes in the future.”