In first, US to vote against UN resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan

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(Worthy News) - The United States will for the first time vote against an annual UN resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights, the county’s mission to the world body said on Friday, signifying a dramatic shift in US policy towards the territory.

In Friday’s scheduled vote on “The Occupied Syrian Golan” resolution, the US will change its yearly abstention to a “no” vote, outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.

The non-binding resolution, which is voted on by the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee each year, takes issue with the “illegality of the decision” taken by Israel “to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan,” which it says is illegal under international law. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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