The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution nullifying any move by any nation to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution does not mention the United States or President Trump, but let’s be honest. This is all about the United States and President Trump after he kept his promise and recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the nation of Israel.
I’ll get into the philosophical problems with this move and what it says about the corrupt, ineffective organization itself, but let’s briefly point out how ludicrous this move would be logistically. To pass a resolution requires all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council to agree. Any of them can veto it. The United States is one of five permanent members of the Security Council. I don’t think U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will need to seek guidance from the White House about whether or not to exercise our veto on the resolution.
In other words, this is 100% symbolic. It’s meant only to get the U.S. on record saying we are against a resolution that attacks our week-old decision. More importantly, it gets the other fourteen nations on record saying they oppose President Trump’s actions, though a press release would have been just as effective.
I’d love to see another member of the Security Council veto it for effect, but that’s almost certainly not going to happen.
Now, let’s talk about the philosophical implications of this move. The United Nations is, in essence, saying that one sovereign nation (the United States) does not have the right to recognize another sovereign nation’s (Israel’s) chosen capital. The only justifiable instance where the United Nations is right to condemn the actions of a sovereign nation is when they are either committing crimes against another sovereign nation, such as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, or when a nation is committing atrocities against its own people, such as what is happening in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims.
What the United Nations Security Council is considering doing is an affront to any freedom-loving American or Israeli. It’s actually an affront to any freedom-loving member of the human race, but a majority of countries have been indoctrinated into anti-Israel rhetoric. The push to make a nation the size of New Jersey give away land to people who want to kill them is absurd. To say Israel cannot have Jerusalem as its capital or that the United States can’t agree with them is equally absurd.