Israel to demand recognition of Jewish refugees at the UN

For the first time, Israel will introduce a resolution asking the United Nations to recognise Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Although the resolution is not likely to pass, it should be interesting to see which countries vote for and against. The Jerusalem Post has the story.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, will announce later today (Tuesday) his intention to file a resolution recognizing Jewish refugees, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Danon will announce the resolution during a General Assembly discussion to mark 72 years since the November 29 partition plan.

During the event on Tuesday, the Palestinian representative to the UN is said to introduce a series of pro-Palestinian resolutions, including a resolution supporting the Palestinians’ right of return. A similar session with similar resolutions will be taking place every year.

According to the Israeli Mission to the UN, the new resolution, asking the United Nations to recognize the 800,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran, is aimed to undermine the proposed Palestinian resolutions.

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