EGYPT VOTES FOR IS­RAEL FOR FIRST TIME

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

FOR THE first time since Is­rael’s es­tab­lish­ment in 1948, Egypt voted in favour of the Jewish state at the United Na­tions ear­lier this month. The vote came dur­ing elec­tions for mem­ber­ship of the UN Com­mit­tee on the Peace­ful Uses of Outer Space Af­fairs. The Egyp­tian vote trig­gered an­gry crit­i­cism from Arab so­cial me­dia users, with some even cre­at­ing the hash­tag “Egypt votes for Is­rael” to crit­i­cise the move. Egyp­tian of­fi­cials scram­bled to clar­ify that they had only voted for Is­rael in or­der to en­able the elec­tion of sev­eral Arab states as well.

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