Israel, US team up to block UN vote on Jerusalem

  • AP Photo/Nasser Nasser Two paramedics evacuate an injured Palestinian protester amid heavy teargas, during clashes with Israeli troops following protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, at the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday.

JERUSALEM — Israel is intensively lobbying countries around the world to oppose a U.N. resolution criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli officials said Wednesday.

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