Egypt has drafted a resolution which ultimately seek to nullify any move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution has been circulated among the 15 members of the United Nation Security Council (U.N.S.C.) The resolution will now be voted on and the vote will likely void President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to Reuters, the resolution would need at least nine votes to pass. A veto from U.S., U.K., France, Russia or China would effectively kill the resolution.
The U.N.S.C. is saddled with the duty of accepting new members to the United Nations, establishment of international sanctions, peacekeeping operations and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions. The international community has long declined to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and all countries have stationed their embassies in Tel Aviv.