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- President Donald Trump is threatening to cut off U.S. funding to countries that refuse to back his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. An upcoming resolution at the United Nations would declare that Jerusalem’s status could only be changed by negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, who also claim the capital as their own. Trump decried nations that “take our money and then vote against us,” backing Ambassador Nikki Haley who said earlier that the U.S. would be “taking names” of countries that didn’t support the president. The vote expected Thursday will come in a rare emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly.
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