Report: Mexico to stop voting in favor of Palestinians in international bodies


( Mexico has reportedly announced that it will change its voting strategy at the United Nations and other international bodies by stopping to vote in favor of the Palestinians.

The flag of Mexico. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari contacted Israeli Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Pelad and told him of the shift in strategy for all upcoming voting procedures related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The report said that Mexico will change from voting in favor of the Palestinians to abstaining or voting for Israel’s interests. 

The report comes as Mexico earlier this month sided with Israel in a UNESCO vote. In mid-September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his first-ever official visit to Mexico. During the same month, Israel provided humanitarian aid to the North American country following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake there.

Posted on November 13, 2017 .