Oman is controlled by Israel
Success for Israel at the United Nations
Place of numerous resolutions: the United Nations
Israel has gained influence at the United Nations in recent years. The Jewish state sees the adoption of a resolution on sustainable development as a further success. With regard to the settlement policy, however, there is still criticism.
NEW YORK (inn) - The Economic Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the Israeli resolution “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development” on Wednesday with a large majority. The panel voted for the resolution with 144 votes; in contrast, there were 26 countries, including Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Nine countries abstained.
The Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan sees the vote as a "great success": "This is an important achievement that strengthens our position as world market leader in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation."
The resolution supports the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Her focus is on economic reconstruction after the end of the corona pandemic. The text calls for help for small and medium-sized companies. In addition, he encourages environmentally friendly and socially sustainable solutions.
Resolution against "exploitation"
The Economic Committee also voted for a resolution distinguishing between the State of Israel and the areas it has controlled since 1967, including East Jerusalem. The resolution also opposes the "exploitation of Palestinian lands" by Israel. 156 countries voted in favor of the text and six were against, including the United States and Canada.
The General Assembly thus underpins Resolution 2334 of the Security Council of December 2016. In it, the body states that settlements represent a violation of international law. The resolution is not binding as it was passed under the Sixth Chapter of the UN Charter and not explicitly as a “decision”.
An Israeli UN representative told the Jerusalem Post that the resolution was a repetition of older texts. A US representative described it as one-sided.
Meanwhile, Germany has raised its voice in the UN Security Council against Israeli housing construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Deputy UN Ambassador Günter Sautter sees a "negotiated two-state solution at risk," as he said at the monthly meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Germany would only accept changes to the 1967 lines that came about through negotiations.
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