UN Security Council Fails to Adopt Palestinian Draft Resolution

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
December 19, 2000

The Foreign Ministry expresses Israel’s satisfaction at the UN Security Council’s rejection (December 18) of the Palestinian draft resolution to send an observer mission to the territories. The vote was preceded by extensive efforts to thwart the resolution, led by Foreign Ministry Deputy Director-General for International Organizations Mordechai Yedid and the vigorous activity of Israeli representatives in the various capitals, headed by Ambassador Yehuda Lancry and the staff of the Israeli Mission to the United Nations.

The draft resolution failed to receive the requisite number of affirmative votes for adoption (9 out of 15). While eight countries supported the resolution, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Argentina, the Netherlands, Canada and Russia abstained.

 
 
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