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UN History: To the Arabs’ Dismay, Egypt Supports Israel in UN Vote


In an unprecedented vote at the UN, Egypt votes to allow the Jewish State’s membership into the United Nations space committee, UNOOSA – triggering the anger of Arab states.

By Ari Soffer


For the first time since Israel’s establishment in 1948, Egypt has voted in the Jewish state’s favor in the United Nations.

UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly – Reuters

The vote came during elections for membership in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affair (UNOOSA) late last week.

The vote for Israel triggered angry criticism among Arab social media users, with some even creating a hashtag “Egypt votes for Israel” to criticize the vote.

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