“#UN approves Israeli-sponsored resolution focusing on international innovation and development, despite Arab attempts to thwart it”

ARUTZ SHEVA
123 countries support Israeli resolution at the UN
by Ben Ariel
November 18, 2016

The United Nations on Friday approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution focusing on international innovation and development. The resolution, entitled “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development,” passed with 123 countries supporting it, 30 countries opposing, and eight abstaining, according to a statement from Israel’s UN mission. After months of diplomatic efforts, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon succeeded in passing the resolution by working country by country to convince it of the importance of the law, notwithstanding the fierce opposition from the Arab bloc to all Israeli resolutions. The Arab member-states opposed the resolution, despite the fact that many elements of the decision will positively influence countries around the world, including many countries in the Middle East. READ MORE

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