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Posted: December 21, 2017

UN votes to condemn US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

WATCH: President Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

UNITED NATIONS —

The U.N. General Assembly voted in favor Thursday of a resolution that implicitly condemned President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite the president's threats to cut funding to countries that oppose his decision.

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UN Jerusalem vote

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UN Jerusalem vote

In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 photo, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, votes against a resolution concerning Jerusalem's status at U.N. headquarters. The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. move. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)

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