Only 2nd time an Israeli-led measure at UN has ever passed; initiative earns 114 cosponsors, approved by consensus; Iran opposes but can’t force vote since it hasn’t paid UN dues

TIMES OF ISRAEL
UN General Assembly adopts Israeli resolution aimed at combating Holocaust denial
by Jacob Magid
January 20, 2022

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution aimed at combatting Holocaust denial on Thursday, in what was just the second time since Israel’s establishment that a measure its delegation brought before the forum managed to pass. The resolution provides a specific classification for Holocaust denial, using the working definition put together by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. It also provides actions expected to be taken by signatory countries in order to address the phenomenon, and demands social media networks remove posts that fall under the IHRA definition. One hundred and fourteen countries cosponsored Resolution A/76/L30 and only Iran publicly voiced its opposition. READ MORE

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