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UN votes 152 to 5 telling Israel to get rid of its nuclear weapons

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly, 152 to 5, to tell the Israeli apartheid regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons, which are illegal under international law.

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The October 28, 2022 UN General Assembly vote telling Israel to get rid of its illegal nuclear weapons

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The vast majority of countries on Earth voted in the United Nations General Assembly to condemn the Israeli apartheid regime for having nuclear weapons, in flagrant violation of international law.

Israel is the only country in West Asia that has nukes. Tel Aviv has not officially acknowledged its possession of the planet-destroying weapons, but experts estimate it has at least 90 nuclear warheads, and perhaps hundreds.

On October 28, a staggering 152 countries (79% of all UN member states) adopted a resolution that called on Israel to give up its atomic bombs, join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to supervise its nuclear facilities.

Just five countries voted against the measure: the United States and Canada, the small island nations of Palau and Micronesia, and apartheid Israel itself.

Another 24 countries abstained, mostly members of the European Union, NATO allies, and India.

UN General Assembly vote Israel nuclear weapons

The October 28, 2022 UN General Assembly vote telling Israel to get rid of its illegal nuclear weapons

The resolution, document A/C.1/77/L.2, was titled “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.”

It demands that Israel abide by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and put “all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.”

The document likewise says Israel must commit “not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under fullscope Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security.”

The resolution had been introduced by Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt (on behalf of the Arab League), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the UN-recognized state of Palestine.

It was adopted in the 25th plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, which is focused on disarmament and international security.

UN General Assembly Israel nuclear weapons

The October 28, 2022 UN General Assembly vote telling Israel to get rid of its illegal nuclear weapons

Back in 2019, the United States and apartheid Israel were the only countries on Earth that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for establishing a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, preventing an arms race in outer space, and ending Washington’s illegal six-decade blockade of Cuba.



  1. Ricardo2000

    2022-11-01 at 14:32

    John LeCarré: “God appointed America to save the world in any way that suits America. God appointed Israel [and other anti-democratic collaborators] to be the nexus of America’s [foreign] policy and anyone who wants to mess with that idea is a) anti-Semitic, b) anti-American, c) with the enemy, and d) a terrorist.”
    Leonard Cohen – Who by fire (Live in London)

    ‘Colour Revolutions’ had the goals of replacing stable governments unpopular with the West. The strategy was to arm brutal bigots and emplace chaos, then churn Arab societies with explosives until they were shattered into bitter, perpetually hostile fragments that were no threat to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the West. Aleppo and Fallujah were the direct, predictable, and desired outcome no matter who drops the first, or last bomb. The Iran-Iraq War, both Bush Iraqi Wars, Egypt’s Military Junta, and Libya’s destruction follow this plan. The ‘Maidan Revolution’ and current Ukrainian Nazi War are direct outgrowths of ‘Full-Spectrum Dominance’ military strategies of US-NAYOYO.

    ‘The Romans make a desert, and call it peace.’
    Thomas Mann (1875 – 1955): “War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.”

    ‘Full-Spectrum Dominance’ entails the destruction of ANY society that might pose a threat to the 1%, including historical monuments, hospitals, schools, prisons, and markets. It is a complete negation of all humanity and beauty. It will not be defeated by political wailing or pompous declamations about human rights in the United Nations.

    John Kenneth Galbraith, “The modern Conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”

    This foreign policy is not new. It has been around since Sherman was pacifying American First Nations. It has the goal of replacing stable societies who are unpopular with the West because they are stable, local solutions to political problems. The strategy is to arm brutal bigots and callous collaborators, emplace chaos, and impoverish everyone who doesn’t have, or want a condo in America. Then churn any society that doesn’t comply with Washington diktats with threats and explosives until it is shattered into bitter, perpetually hostile fragments that are no threat to the White West or its collaborators.

    Everyone should understand that this the future for all societies, including those in the West. The 1% are practicing and perfecting their technique in the Middle East first, and now in Ukraine.

  2. Paul GOVAN

    2022-11-01 at 18:16

    Gore Vidal(RIP) had said all of that and more by about 1990. And in his writings and (Youtube’d) interviews(links below) he also refers to his many like-minded heroic, dissident, prescient predecessors. Watch these Gore Vidal interview clips and the film “United States of Amnesia”:
    Gore Vidal(2013 film) : “United States of Amnesia”:
    …then perhaps browse through Vidal’s Wikipedia pages – if you haven’t already done so:
    Gore and 17 other signatories condemn Israel for its “genocide” perpetrated against the Palestinian people:
    Paul G

  3. Rebecca Turner

    2022-11-12 at 04:27

    It is interesting that my own Tory government here in the UK voted against Israel. I can find nothing online about this: why, what its representative at the UN said, anything at all. This is strange. Perhaps someone can enlighten me as to why a government of right-wing ideologues, deeply committed to supporting the apartheid Israeli government, would vote in this way.

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