Swedish Ambassador to Israel reprimanded after Sweden voted in favor of UNESCO resolution

Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser was reprimanded by the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry after his country supported the recent UNESCO resolution rejecting Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.
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The Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry reprimanded Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser after his country voted in favor of the anti-Israel resolution rejecting Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem yesterday (Tuesday).

At the end of the meeting, the ministry stated that senior level officials “expressed their bitter disappointment with Sweden’s voting in UNESCO.” The ministry also said that this was “a vote against Israel and part of a systematic voting pattern.”

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22 countries voted in favor of the controversial resolution yesterday. Only 10 opposed it and 23 abstained from the vote. The representatives of three countries did not show up for the vote, which took place on the day that Israel celebrated its 69th Independence Day.

As JOL reported earlier today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the UNESCO resolution “delusional” and “absurd.”



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