>> Before us today.>> The United States going against the rest of the UN Security Council on Monday, after it vetoed a resolution to withdraw President Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. The other 14 UN Council Members voted in favor of the resolution which did not specifically mention the US or Trump, but express quote, deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.
Reuter's United Nations Bureau Chief, Michelle Nichols, is reporting in the UN.>> At the start of the meeting on Monday, the Palestinian UN envoy went round the table shaking everyone's hands and once the meeting started, the US ambassador Nikki Haley, was sat there with her arms folded. She was quite blunt in her speech.
>> What we witnessed here today in the security council is an insult, it won't be forgotten. It's one more example of the United Nations doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, for the simple act of deciding where to put our embassy, the United States was forced to defend its sovereignty.
The record will reflect that we did so proudly.>> Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians, Muslim leaders, and Western nations. Trump also plans to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.>> The Palestinian Foreign Minister said in Ramallah that they would seek a rare emergency special session of the General Assembly, to put forward the same draft resolution for a vote among their 193 members.
Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their independent state, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.