Israelis Don’t Care How the UN Votes. Here’s Why.
by Daniel Gordis
December 26, 2017
When President Donald Trump announced on Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israelis cheered; support for the move in Israel was almost universal. When the United Nations General Assembl overwhelmingly repudiated Trump’s announcement last week, Israelis just shrugged. Israelis have long seen the UN as unremittingly hostile to the Jewish state, and no longer pay it much attention. A consistent pattern of recent UN votes on matters involving Israel drives home that point. READ MORE