(JNS) At press time, Israel was set to mark the 76th anniversary of the United Nations partition plan at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 29, Ynet reported.
On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed Resolution 181 by a vote of 33 to 13 with 10 abstentions and one absentee, to partition British Mandatory Palestinian into Jewish and Arab states.
Gilad Erdan, Israel’s U.N. ambassador, was preparing to 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 reportedly planned to 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.
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.