- The Israeli Government has expressed disappointment at Ghana's vote against the US at the UN
- It says the UN's vote is "nothing but a farce"
- It the statement says Israel hopes Ghana does not make the same mistake in future votes
The Israeli Diplomatic Mission in Ghana has issued a statement expressing its disappointment at Ghana's recent vote at the United Nations (UN) on a resolution against the United States (US) President, Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
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According to the statement, the UN's resolution condemning President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli Capital is "nothing but a farce".
The statement says the UN does not have the right to dictate to neither Israel, nor any other country as to what cities they should recognize as capitals, or where to establish their diplomatic missions.
The statement goes on to refer to the UN's recent vote on the US's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as meaningless, and says it's a sign of the Palestinian's unwillingness to engage in direct negotiations with Israel for the sake of peace.
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In a thinly veiled word of caution to the Ghanaian Government, Israel's Ambassador expressed their disappointment at Ghana's vote against the US and says that Israel hopes such a "mistake will not be repeated by Ghana" in future votes.
Read the Israeli Embassy's statement in full below:
The vote against the United States (US) by the United Nation’s General Assembly special sitting on Thursday, 21 December 2017 is nothing but a farce. The UN cannot dictate to Israel or any other country which of its cities it has to recognize as a capital. In the same regard, the UN cannot dictate to the US or any other country whether or not to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and where to site their embassies in Israel.
This voting by the UN General Assembly is meaningless from the view point of International Law. It is therefore evident that, the Palestinians are using all forms of diplomatic efforts in international organizations to fight against Israel instead of engaging in direct negotiations with Israel for the sake of peace.
As stated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel completely rejects this resolution. Jerusalem was, is and will always remain the eternal capital of Israel.
The Embassy of the State of Israel in Ghana therefore regrets the mistaken vote of Ghana against the State of Israel during the Special United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly sitting on Thursday, 21 December 2017 as the assembly adopted a resolution regarding Israel’s capital Jerusalem. We hope such mistake will not be repeated by Ghana in subsequent motions.
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