by Alan M. Dershowitz
The US acted properly in vetoing a misguided UN Security Council resolution designed to undo President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
First, it is beyond the jurisdiction of the United Nations to tell a sovereign nation what it can and cannot recognize. If Turkey, for example, were to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of "Palestine," there is nothing the UN could or would do. (Of course, most UN members would applaud such a move.)