Israel accepted an invitation to join the United Nations’ Western Europe and Others Group. Israel and its advocates said that while they are disappointed by some of the conditions of the membership, the move will greatly enhance the Jewish state’s voice in the international body. Membership in a regional group such as WEOG is a prerequisite for joining important U.N. committees and the Security Council.
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