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Board of Deputies welcomes UK vote against Syrian-backed UN General Assembly resolution on Golan Heights

December 4, 2017 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

The Board of Deputies warmly welcomes the UK’s vote against a Syrian-backed resolution at the UN General Assembly which criticised Israeli control of the Golan Heights.

The British delegate voted no, saying that “resolutions which undermine the credibility of UN bodies risk hardening positions on both sides, and do little to advance peace or mutual understanding.”

“This is why we have voted against the resolution proposed by the Syrian regime regarding the occupation of Syria’s Golan.”

The rest of the European Union abstained.

Senior Vice President Richard Verber said: “This is the latest in a series of principled votes by the UK against disproportionate, biased resolutions concerning Israel in UN institutions. We are very encouraged by the UK’s stance given that the attention received by other conflicts and pressing concerns is pitifully low. We will continue to engage with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on these and related issues.”