UN security council to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem


Meeting to be held as Palestinian protests and global criticism grow over Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The UN security council is expected to meet on Friday to discuss Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a decision against which condemnation continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally.

Eight countries on the 15-member council requested the meeting, including the UK, Italy and France, amid claims from Palestine and Turkey that Trump’s recognition is in breach of both international law and UN resolutions.

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