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UN Vote Rebukes Trump; 128 Support Call For Trump To Withdraw Jerusalem Decision

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(Via ZeroHedge)

One day after Trump escalated his war of words with the UN, threatening to cut off foreign financial aid over today’s UN vote on the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the United Nations on Thursday delivered what has been dubbed a “stunning rebuke” of the US President’s Jerusalem decision, voting overwhelmingly to condemn the move and calling on the U.S. to withdraw the decision.

The final vote was a landslide against Israel, with some 128 nations voting in favor of the resolution. Nine countries opposed the resolution while 35 abstaine

Only Israel, Honduras, Togo, U.S., Palau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Guatemala voted against Jerusalem resolution. Two-thirds of UN member states including Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Spain and Greece voted in favor of the resolution. Canada abstained.

While the resolution – a formal statement of a U.N. opinion – is not legally binding, it is represents a symbolic and diplomatic condemnation of Trump’s decision and exerts political pressure on him to reverse the move… which Trump of course won’t do.

As reported yesterday, in the runup to the General Assembly vote, Trump and US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, warned countries against opposing the Trump administration’s Jerusalem decision. Haley went so far as sending a letter to members of the international body this week, warning that Trump had instructed her to take names, i.e., list the countries that voted in favor of the resolution. The president followed up on that warning on Wednesday, suggesting at a Cabinet meeting that the U.S. could cut off foreign aid for countries that opposed the U.S. in the vote.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,” Trump said. “Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

The threat did little to stop the countries from voting to blast Trump’s decision.

The outcome of the vote was hailed as a “victory” by Palestine. “We will continue our efforts in the United Nations and at all international forums to put an end to this occupation and to establish our Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital,” Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rudainah said.

And, predictably, both Israel and the US were displeased (see below).

The General Assembly vote came days after the U.S. vetoed a similar resolution in the U.N. Security Council. The panel’s other 14 members voted in favor of that measure – a move that Haley called an “insult” to the U.S. Shortly after the Security Council vote, Arab and Muslim leaders at U.N. called for an emergency special session of the General Assembly to discuss the U.S.’s Jerusalem decision.

In a defiant speech ahead of the General Assembly vote on Thursday, Riyad Al Maliki, the Palestinian foreign affairs minister, cast the Trump administration’s Jerusalem decision as an affront on regional peace and security that has isolated the U.S. from the international community. “Does the United States not wonder why it stands isolated in this position?” he asked.

Turkey, which has led the Muslim opposition to the US Jerusalem declaration, was among the first to speak at the meeting. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that only a two-state solution and sticking to the 1967 borders can be a foundation for a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. The minister said that since Jerusalem is the cradle for the “three monotheistic religions,” all of humanity should come together to preserve the status quo.

“The recent decision of a UN member state to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel violates the international law, including all relevant UN resolutions. This decision is an outrageous assault on all universal values,” Cavusoglu said.

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Populist Politicians Must Separate From Zionism To Truly Win

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In a stunning turn of events, populist parties across Europe have made significant gains in the recent elections. From Italy to France, Germany to the Netherlands, these political outsiders have captured the hearts and minds of millions of disillusioned voters.

In Italy, the right-wing populist Brothers of Italy party secured the highest vote share of any single party in the nation’s recent election, making its leader, Giorgia Meloni, the likely prime minister. Meloni’s party has been riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, promising to put “Italians first” and curb immigration.

In France, the National Rally party, led by Marine Le Pen, made significant gains in the European Parliament elections. Le Pen’s party has been a thorn in the side of the French establishment for years, advocating for stricter immigration controls and a more nationalist agenda.

In Germany, the right-leaning Alternative for Germany (AfD) saw a surge in support, coming in second place in the European Parliament elections. The AfD has been gaining traction with its anti-immigration stance and skepticism towards the European Union.

In the Netherlands, the populist Forum for Democracy party made significant gains in the European Parliament elections, coming in second place. The party has been tapping into Dutch voters’ concerns about immigration and the influence of the European Union.

The rise of populist parties across Europe is a clear sign that many voters are fed up with the traditional political establishment. These parties have been able to tap into a deep well of discontent, promising to shake up the status quo and put the interests of ordinary citizens first.

However, the true success of these populist movements will come when they disassociate Europe from zionism and focus on the European people, their cultures, and their interests. Populism isn’t about being anti-anyone. It’s about being pro-European. It’s about standing up for our people, our culture, and our interests. And as long as populist movements stay true to that mission, they will continue to thrive.

So, to all the populist leaders out there, keep doing what you’re doing. Keep fighting the good fight. And remember, the people are watching. Don’t let them down.

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Mexico to Elect a Jewish President, Creating Concerns of Representation

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In a historic turn of events, Mexico is on the verge of electing its first president with a Jewish background, Claudia Sheinbaum. This milestone in the nation’s history has sparked a wide array of reactions, ranging from excitement to skepticism.

The potential election of Sheinbaum, a former mayor of Mexico City, represents a significant shift in the country’s political landscape. If elected, she would join the ranks of the few Jews outside Israel who have been elected to their country’s highest office, including Janet Jagan of Guyana, Ricardo Maduro of Honduras, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru, and Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. This achievement underscores the diversity and inclusivity of Mexican society.

However, this development has also raised questions about representation. Some argue that Mexico, a country with a rich and diverse history, should be led by someone who is “Mexican” in the traditional sense. This argument stems from a desire to see the country’s leadership reflect its population, which is predominantly Catholic and of mixed European and indigenous descent.

The debate over what it means to be “Mexican” is not new. It’s a complex issue that has been debated for centuries, with various groups claiming to represent the true essence of the nation. The potential election of a Jewish president adds another layer to this ongoing conversation.

On one hand, Sheinbaum’s potential election could be seen as a step towards a more inclusive and diverse representation of Mexico. It challenges the traditional notions of what it means to be Mexican and could pave the way for greater acceptance and understanding of different cultures and religions within the country.

On the other hand, some argue that Mexico should be represented by someone who shares the same cultural and religious background as the majority of its population. They believe that a president who understands the unique challenges and experiences of the Mexican people would be better equipped to lead the nation.

The truth is, Mexico is a diverse country with a rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and traditions. The election of a Jewish president would not diminish the country’s Mexican identity, but rather add to it. It would demonstrate that Mexico is a nation that embraces diversity and is open to different perspectives and ideas.

However, there are concerns that Sheinbaum may use her position of power to help Israel or the Jewish community, potentially at the expense of focusing on the issues that directly affect Mexicans. This fear stems from the fact that she is the first Jewish president in a country where the majority of the population is not Jewish.

While it’s important to address these concerns, it’s also crucial to remember that a president’s primary responsibility is to serve the entire nation, not just a particular group. Sheinbaum, if elected, will be the president of all Mexicans, not just the Jewish community.

In the end, the question of whether Mexico should be represented by a Jewish president or not is a complex one. It’s a question that goes beyond the identity of the president and touches upon the very heart of what it means to be Mexican. Regardless of the outcome of the election, one thing is clear: the debate over representation in Mexico is far from over.

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AIPAC Tracker Exposing Sold-Out Politicians

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In the realm of U.S. politics, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has long been a powerful force, shaping policy and influencing elections through its financial contributions. However, the emergence of the AIPAC Tracker has brought a new level of transparency and accountability to the political landscape.

The AIPAC Tracker is a platform designed to provide comprehensive information on the financial contributions made by AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups to U.S. politicians. By tracking and compiling data on these contributions, the AIPAC Tracker aims to increase transparency and inform the public about the extent of AIPAC’s influence on American politics.

The AIPAC Tracker has been instrumental in promoting transparency in political financing. By compiling and presenting data on contributions from pro-Israel groups, the tracker enables the public to understand the financial ties between politicians and these organizations. This transparency is essential for a healthy democracy, as it allows voters to make informed decisions about the candidates they support.

Additionally, the increased accountability encouraged by the AIPAC Tracker can lead to more responsible and ethical behavior in the political arena. The AIPAC Tracker has also played a significant role in fostering dialogue about the influence of interest groups on U.S. politics. By providing a clear and accessible platform for understanding the financial connections between politicians and pro-Israel groups, the tracker has encouraged discussions about the role of lobbying in the democratic process.

As the public continues to demand greater transparency and accountability in politics, platforms like the AIPAC Tracker will play an increasingly important role in shaping the democratic process and ensuring that the voices of the people are heard.

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