Haley's Chanukah gift in blocking nasty anti-Israel Security Council resolution

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"Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act", Zeid's statement said.

The remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the United States or Trump but which expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem".

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will travel to the US on December 20 to attend the voting on a draft resolution rejecting the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital at the United Nations, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.

The Palestinians immediately announced that they will seek a resolution with similar demands in the 193-member General Assembly, where there are no vetoes.

"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us", said the letter from Ms Haley seen by AFP. That vote is expected to take place Thursday.

No country has veto powers in the 193-nation assembly, contrary to the council where the United States, along with Britain, China, France and Russian Federation, can block any resolution.

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Haley's tweet on Tuesday was not her first time warning that the US would be "taking names" at the U.N. She similarly used the line in January, shortly after taking office, when she advised countries not to cross the U.S.

Key US allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that voted in favour of the measure. Thursday's meeting will be a resumption of that session.

Although its biggest allies in the United Nations, including the UK and France, have slammed the decision, U.S. envoy Nikki Haley has repeatedly stated that it was the "right thing to do", as Jerusalem is indisputably the capital of the Jewish state. The draft United Nations resolution calls on all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. The same resolution, put to the UN Security Council, was vetoed by the United States on Monday.

"What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult", she said.

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.