Today, the UN marked the 70th anniversary of the resolution for the existence of the Jewish state. US Vice President Mike Pence and representatives of the 33 countries that voted in favor of the resolution were present.
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Today (Tuesday), the UN marked 70 years since the General Assembly adopted the historic resolution for the independence of Jewish and Palestinian states. Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon initiated the event.
US Vice President Mike Pence and representatives of the 33 countries that voted for Israel’s existence participated. The event took place in the hall where the original vote happened in 1947, and was restored according to its original appearance. ‘Many were skeptic,’ Danon stated. ‘Even the greatest of our allies. Israelis don’t know how to take no for an answer.’
‘The Jewish nation made history,’ Danon added. ‘After 2,000 years, despite the numerous challenges, we returned home. Israel will continue to be a beacon of democracy and a powerhouse of innovation.’
Pence addressed the assembly and stated that President Donald Trump is seriously considering moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. During his speech, Pence expressed his country’s commitment to Israel and said that the negative attitude Israel received at the UN ended thanks to Nikki Haley.