On December 6, 2017, President Trump publicly recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and declared that the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in order to appease some of his supporters with complete disregard for human safety and the 1967 United Nations resolution that Jerusalem’s final status would be decided by negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Irresponsibly creating this unnecessary danger to human life without considering the consequences was a great embarrassment to the United States and Americans.
In response, on December 21, 2017, the United Nations general assembly adopted a non-binding resolution that condemns the United States for moving its embassy to Jerusalem with 128 countries in favor, 9 against and 35 in abstention. Then to my great embarrassment and I hope the embarrassment of all Americans, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addressed members of the United Nations with arrogance and threats that would ordinarily only be displayed by a schoolyard bully or a mobster, threatening to withhold funding from those who vote against the United States. This is disgraceful and shameful especially for an ambassador!
Is American diplomacy extinct in the era of Trump?