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Israel to mark 76th anniversary of UN partition plan

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan will launch an exhibition featuring the Palestinian leadership's collaboration with Nazi Germany.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan at the exhibition on the ties between the Palestinians and the Nazis at U.N. headquarters in New York on Nov. 29, 2023. Source: X/Twitter.

Israel plans to mark the 76th anniversary of the U.N. partition plan at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Ynet reported.

On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 181 by a vote of 33-13 with 10 abstentions and one absentee, to partition British Mandatory Palestinian into Jewish and Arab states.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan will launch an exhibition in the entrance hall to the building showing photos of meetings in Berlin during the Holocaust between Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini.

The exhibition, which will run for two weeks, is meant to convey that the Hamas terror group in Gaza continues the genocidal antisemitic ideology of the mufti.

Palestinians and their supporters will hold a solidarity event at the U.N. headquarters on Wednesday and attempt to pass a package of anti-Israel resolutions, although in the wake of the Oct. 7 massacre, the number of resolutions this year will be half the number of previous years—seven or eight.

According to the Ynet report, many European countries told the Palestinians that they could not support the anti-Israel resolutions after the Oct. 7 attack “because this could lead to escalation and radicalization.”

Also on Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council was scheduled to meet to discuss the war in Gaza at the initiative of the council’s current president, China.

Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, will chair the meeting, which will not include the many foreign ministers currently attending NATO meetings in Europe. China invited the Palestinian foreign minister and the foreign ministers of countries hostile to Israel, including Lebanon, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Qatar and Brazil.

Erdan is expected to address the gathering and remind them that the Palestinians continue to reject the U.N. partition plan, with Hamas publicly saying it wants to destroy Israel and many Palestinians still not ready to accept the existence of a Jewish state.

He will also discuss the expulsion of the nearly 1 million Jews from Muslim and Arab lands around the time of Israel’s founding. That anniversary is marked on Nov. 30.

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