Friday marked the 72nd anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s passage of Resolution 181, which lead to the establishment of the State of Israel.
Israel’s current UN ambassador, Danny Danon, celebrated the occasion with a tweet, saying the Jewish state “continues to exemplify the Zionist ideals, fulfilling our ancestors’ dreams.”
He added, “Today, 163 nations recognize the State of Israel as we continue to build our state and be a rising force in the world. Am Yisrael Chai!”
72 years ago today, the UN voted to create a Jewish state. Israel continues to exemplify the Zionist ideals, fulfilling our ancestors dreams. Today, 163 nations recognize the State of Israel as we continue to build our state & be a rising force in the world. Am Yisrael Chai! pic.twitter.com/mYK55BkFL7
— Ambassador Danny Danon | דני דנון (@dannydanon) November 29, 2019
The Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted, “We’re proud of Israel’s achievements and contribution to the world in the last 72 years.”
33 voted in favor
13 voted against
We’re proud of Israel’s achievements & contribution to the in the last 72 yrs pic.twitter.com/taGVBn0UCx
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) November 29, 2019
Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mark Regev highlighted the Palestinians’ rejection of the partition plan, accusing their leaders of choosing “violence over compromise.”
“When will they finally admit their mistake?” he asked.
#OnThisDay in 1947: With US & USSR support, the UN voted to establish a Jewish state. Today, Israel is strong, prosperous & free.
The Palestinians were offered a state too, but their leadership chose violence over compromise. When will they finally admit their mistake? pic.twitter.com/Qxkphr1yOG
— Mark Regev (@MarkRegev) November 29, 2019