US President Donald Trump is in the habit of threatening and bullying countries which do not toe its line or do not heed its advises. The latest is its threatening the countries with funding cuts, if they vote in the UN against the US decision declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and shifting its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv. Despite its threatening only 9 countries supported its stand in the UN. The huge majority supported the UN resolution against the US declaration and its deplorable stand on Jerusalem. In the security Council with 14 members, US was isolated earlier.
US President Donald Trump has crossed all limits of international law, convention and diplomacy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It is the first country in the world to take such a dangerous decision. US has also shifted its Israel Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. No other country in the world has taken any such decision so far. This drastic decision will further complicate the already complicated Israel-Palestine crisis. Jerusalem is the holy place of both Christians, Jews and Muslims, where large number of pilgrims visit.
The United nations and the world leaders should put pressure on the US Government to retract its unwise decision.