The UN vote on Jerusalem

Why are so many getting bent out of shape about the UN vote nullifying Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? The seven countries that voted with the US & the 35 that abstained (including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines) are all very corrupt or double-dealing regimes–several are under the thumb of US rule, beholden to US aid, or doing a thriving business with Israel. It was a given that they would buckle to Trump’s threats & bullying because they have the same interests.

Now take a look at the 128 countries that nullified Trump’s move & ask yourself which of them has proven a steadfast ally of the Palestinian people in the past 70 years of colonialism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing? Does anyone actually think Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UK have the backs of the Palestinian freedom struggle? Most of them openly collaborate with Israel at the expense of the Palestinians. It also says something that they all do business with the Burmese fascist regime, including some who sell arms for the Rohingya genocide.

The UN vote can be used to build Palestinian solidarity but no one should put high hopes on it. Intifada will be won through massive, consistent, public support from working people around the world & not by corrupt regimes.