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The Latest: UN vote calls US move on Jerusalem ‘null, void’

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. vote on Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and related developments (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

The U.N. General Assembly has voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions to declare President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.”

Thursday’s vote, while a victory for the Palestinians, was significantly lower than its supporters had hoped for, with many forecasting at least 150 “yes” votes. It is noteworthy that 21 countries were absent.

In that sense, it was a victory for the United States, with Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision having an impact.

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