Report: Mexico ends its support of Palestinians at United Nations organization

The Mexican government has decided to vote against, or abstain on resolutions put forward by Palestinian backers, instead of its previous policy of blind support.


Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Mexico will end their automatic support of the Palestinians at United Nations institutions.

PM Netanyahu praises Mexican President Peña Nieto – Screenshot: Roi Avraham, Israel’s GPO

According to the news article, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso had informed Israeli Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Peled of the new governmental change in policy.

On all votes regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mexico will either back the Jewish state’s position or abstain, according to the report.

The policy change was seen earlier this month by Mexico’s first-ever support for Israel in a UNESCO resolution.

IDF’s engineering delegation in Mexico City – Photo: IDF Spokesman’s Office

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visited Mexico in mid-September, and later that month, the IDF sent an emergency aid delegation to Mexico to assist in the search & rescue efforts following the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that leveled much of the central part of the country.