Dramatic Change in Israel-Cuba Relations
Monday, October 31, 2016 | Yossi Aloni
For the first time in 25 years, Israel will change its voting pattern
regarding Cuba in the UN General Assembly.
At the upcoming vote on the resolution calling on the US to end its
sanctions against Cuba, a resolution that has been presented annually
for the past 25 years, both Israel and the US will change their vote
from "against" to "abstain."
Regarding this change, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said:
"Israel welcomes this progress in relations between the US and Cuba and
hopes it will open a new chapter for this region. Israel has no greater
ally than the State of Israel, and we will continue our close
cooperation, also at the UN."
For the past quarter century, Israel was the only nation to consistently
join the US in voting against the annual resolution calling for an end
to sanctions against Cuba, resulting in hostile relations between the
Jewish state and the Caribbean nation.
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