Of the 147 countries that voted in today’s United Nations General Assembly decision to upgrade Palestine to an “observer state,” 138 members voted in favor, while nine members voted against it.
Who were the nine?
The U.S., Israel, Canada, Panama, Czech Republic, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau.
That means half the countries allying with Israel on the vote have a combined population of just over 205,000 — approximately the same population as the city of Des Moines, Iowa.
Micronesia’s population is 106,487, Marshall Islands’ 68,480, Palau’s 21,032 and Nauru’s 9,378.