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Over 100 countries defy Trump, vote for Jerusalem U.N. resolution

By on December 21, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump talks during a briefing after his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Ariel Schalit/AP)

UNITED NATIONS – More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor. His warning did appear to have some impact with nine countries voting against the resolution and 35 abstaining. A total of 128 countries voted for the resolution.

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