Palestinians push initiative to remove Israel from UN

Israeli officials are rolling up their sleeves as Palestinians attempt to remove or suspend Israel from the United Nations over the contentious Nation-State Law, in a similar move to one imposed on Apartheid-era South Africa.
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The Foreign Ministry and the Israeli delegation to the United Nations are preparing to thwart a Palestinian move aimed at suspending or permanently removing Israel from the UN in light of its controversial Nation-State Law.

The Palestinians will argue that Israel disregards UN Security Council resolutions, defies the the Charter of the United Nations, and encourages apartheid through the Nation-State Law.

The UN  General Assembly  (Photo: AFP)

The UN General Assembly (Photo: AFP)

Israeli officials say the Palestinians are taking similar steps to those taken against South Africa during the Apartheid era. South Africa was then suspended from the UN and was not a member for several years.

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon (Photo: EPA)

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon (Photo: EPA)

However the Palestinians’ chances of obtaining the consent of all Security Council permanent members are slim, and in any case the US will veto the move.

Nevertheless, they have a good chance of passing the resolution in the General Assembly, since they have an automatic Muslim majority there.

If the Palestinian resolution passes, it would be an unprecedented victory of Palestinian propaganda and diplomacy.

Palestinians push initiative to remove Israel from UN

Israeli officials are rolling up their sleeves as Palestinians attempt to remove or suspend Israel from the United Nations over the contentious Nation-State Law, in a similar move to one imposed on Apartheid-era South Africa.
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