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The consequence of the 1947 U.N. Resolution 181 to Jerusalem's status in our time.

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Dec 19, 2017 at 00:11

The announcement made by our President Donald Trump, in an official statement recognizes Jerusalem as The Capital of Israel.
It reiterates an existing U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and meets the U.N. resolution below.
The consequence of the 1947 U.N. Resolution 181 to Jerusalem's status in our time.

If you believe that the 1947 U.N. resolution 181 is valid, which it is not valid; since the U.N. can only recommend; which is non-binding with no legal standing?
The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947
Resolution 181 (II). Future government of Palestine

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. On 29 November1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution 181(II).

Jerusalem
D. DURATION OF THE SPECIAL REGIME of Jerusalem - The Statute elaborated by the Trusteeship Council on the aforementioned principles shall come into force not later than 1 October 1948. It shall remain in force in the first instance for a period of ten years, unless the Trusteeship Council finds it necessary to undertake a re-examination of these provisions at an earlier date. After the expiration of this ten year period the whole scheme shall be subject to re-examination by the Trusteeship Council in the light of the experience acquired with its functioning.
The residents of the City of Jerusalem shall be then free to express by means of a referendum their wishes as to possible modifications of the regime of the City.
Since majority of the population of Jerusalem is Jewish as has been since the early 1800's, the vote of a referendum is for The Jewish people to take over the full control and sovereignty of Jerusalem. These terms are now in place and the U.N. or any other entity cannot change those terms. Therefore, any vote or statement by the U.N. or any of its administrative bodies that proposes to change those terms and facts are illegal and have no bearing.

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