To counter the ‘anti-Christian’ tag and woo voters in the Christian dominated state, the saffron party in the run-up to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, promised trips to Jerusalem if it was voted to power.
The US Embassy is slated to move in mid-May into a temporary location in Jerusalem that is now an annex of the US consulate.
The White House had earlier expressed that the visit was to explore opportunities on how can all the parties work together at this juncture and try to find out the best path forward for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
The amendment passed on Tuesday bars the government from ceding Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem without the approval of at least 80 of the legislature’s 120 members.
India’s objective of permanent membership of the UNSC would become viable once such a UNGA resolution is adopted, enabling it to seek election to one of the new permanent seats
The tunnel would have two stations about 52 m below ground – “City Centre”, where Jaffa and King George streets intersect – and “Donald Trump, Western Wall”, near an ancient thoroughfare in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter called the Cardo.
The resolution passed at the UN declared the US action on Jerusalem “null and void.” The 128-9 vote was a victory for Palestinians, but fell short of the total they had predicted.
By voting for UN resolution against US move on Jerusalem, government abides by a principled, long-standing policy
About 60 percent of Malaysia’s population is ethnic Malay Muslim, with most of the rest ethnic Chinese and ethnic Indian.
India also voted in favour of the resolution demanding that the United States of America rescind its December 6 declaration on Jerusalem.
The resolution reaffirmed what has been the UN stand on the divided holy city since 1967: that Jerusalem’s final status must be decided in direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestine.
After the vote, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, tweeted that the United States “will be taking names.”
At the UN, India voted with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives, in favour of the resolution which was passed with 128 votes.
India did not speak on the floor of the Assembly in New York, but after Trump recognised the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it had said that its Palestine position was independent and consistent.
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.