History has been made at the United Nations as Egypt voted in favor of Israel’s bid for placement on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
This may sound minor, but it in fact is quite the opposite as some Middle Eastern nations don’t even recognize the nation of Israel.
Not everyone joined in support of Israel. Namibia voted against their inclusion and these nations abstained:
Qatar, Tunisia, Syria, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq and Algeria.
From the Middle East Monitor:
Egypt’s representative at United Nations voted on Friday in support of Israel’s bid for membership of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Israeli media reported.
Since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and its acceptance to membership of the UN, Egypt had never voted in its favour at the UN before last Friday.
One hundred and seventeen countries voted in favour of Israel, 21 abstained, while only Namibia voted against the decision. Countries that abstained include: Qatar, Tunisia, Syria, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq and Algeria.
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