The US Senate on Monday voted with “90-0” in favor of a resolution reaffirming that a united Jerusalem is and will forever remain Israel’s capital city.
The vote was held to mark the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification under Israeli rule during the Six Day War in 1967.
The resolution called upon President Donald Trump to abide by a 1995 law stipulating that the US Embassy be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all sidestepped the law by citing national security. There remains hope in Israel that Trump will buck that trend.
In a related news, US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday again chastised the United Nations Human Rights Council for its obsession with criticizing Israel, even as genuine human rights crises elsewhere go unmentioned.
“It is essential that this council address its chronic anti-Israel bias if it wants to maintain its credibility,” Haley insisted.