Marking a first, 11 EU countries vote against anti-Israel UN resolution

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(Worthy News) – On September 22, 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin stood before the UN General Assembly and said that he had a message that would shock the audience: “ has a bright future at the UN.”

On Tuesday, the beginnings of that change – according to Israeli officials – could be felt. Eleven countries, plus Latin American powers and Colombia, voted for the first time against a resolution that has passed every year since 1977 mandating a special “Division for Palestinian Rights” inside the UN Secretariat, devoted to promoting the Palestinian narrative against Israel.

The resolution still passed by a whopping 87-23, with 54 abstentions. But what was significant was that 11 EU countries that abstained in the past this year joined Hungary – which broke ranks with the EU last year – and voted against the resolution. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More…) ]

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