Arab League to Seek Suspension of Israel from Current UN Assembly

The Arab League will request the suspension of Israel from the current 41st session of the General Assembly when Israel’s credentials come up for approval in about two weeks.

Diplomatic sources here disclosed Tuesday that the Arab League has informed the UN Credentials Committee that it will “oppose” Israel’s credentials. Israel’s credentials were challenged by the Arabs repeatedly in recent years — but without success. In fact, diplomats here pointed out, Arab moves to suspend Israel are losing ground steadily, with more and more countries voting against the Arabs.

Three Arab countries — Morocco, Oman and a third unnamed one — voted against the Arab League’s decision to press for Israel’s suspension, sources here said.

Western and Israeli diplomats expressed confidence Tuesday that the Arab move to suspend Israel will be “defeated” again, as in previous years.

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