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Daniel Gordis

Israelis Don't Care How the UN Votes. Here's Why.

The Jewish state is secure enough to shrug off the world body's longstanding rhetorical hostility.
Same old same old.

Same old same old.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When President Donald Trump announced on Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis cheered; support for the move in Israel was almost universal. When the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly repudiated Trump's announcement last week, Israelis just shrugged.

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