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O Jerusalem? India's vote surprised a few, disappointed others

India's vote in favour of Resolution ES 10/18 came as a surprise and disappointment to a few. Here's why.

President Donald Trump could take the decision on December 6 to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel without worrying about any meaningful backlash from the Arab states. Unlike in 1973, when the Arabs effectively employed the 'oil weapon' against the US and others for their pro Israel stance following the Yom Kippur war, the US today is a net exporter of oil and gas; the Arab states are bleeding themselves

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