India follows Netanyahu’s recommendation and votes with Israel to block Palestinian NGO from attaining consultative status in the UN Economic and Social Council.
– The decision to block the NGO was adopted, 28 in favor to 15 against, with 5 abstentions.
In a rare move, India voted in favour of a decision introduced by Israel in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that objected to granting consultative status to a Palestinian non-governmental organisation, after the Jewish state said the organisation did not disclose its ties with Hamas.
Israel introduced at a meeting of the ECOSOC the draft decision “L.15” on June 6 titled “Application of the non-governmental organisation Palestinian Association for Human Rights – Witness for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council” that sought to return to the NGO Committee Witness’ application for consultative status, a very rare occurrence. Continue Reading »