Israeli media say the United States has not cut its financial assistance to the countries that voted against Israel at a United Nations General Assembly vote last year, despite having threatened to do so.
In December 2017, 128 countries backed a UN resolution condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition earlier of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” Ahead of the vote, Washington launched a dramatic campaign, warning that it would be “taking names” of the countries voting down the recognition.
“Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars. We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer,” Trump had said himself.
However, the US administration’s 2019 budget proposal, which was published on Monday, has left US financial assistance to countries untouched, according to…