The United Nations General Assembly "Decolonization Committee" voted 152: 2 in a resolution that attacked Israel's control of the Golan Heights with 14 abstentions.
The US abstained from the resolution before, but on Friday they voted. "No" for the first time, along with Israel, which has retained control of the area since Syria and three other Arab nations attacked Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
The Golan Heights remain a strategic cornerstone for Israel and China protect it from Israel The Iranian military, operating freely in Syria and sworn to the destruction of Israel, and Islamic terrorist groups such as ISIS.
The resolution, passed along with eight other anti-Israel resolutions, explains Israel's jurisdiction and administration of the Occupied Syriacs Golan as "null and void."
US ambassador Nikki Haley announced in advance that the US would vote "no" and called the resolution "bias against Israel."
She added, "The atrocities, which the Syrian regime continues to commit proves that it is not fit to govern anyone. " n the 193-member General Assembly in December, which is dominated by anti-Israeli nations.
The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon welcomed the US decision and commented: The change in the American voting pattern is further evidence of the strong cooperation between the two countries. I thank Ambassador Haley for her continued steadfastness towards Israel and the truth. It is time for the world to differentiate between those who stabilize the region and those who sow terror. "
The consistent and disproportionate focus of the UN agencies on condemning Israel has led the Jewish state and its closest ally, the US, to leave organizations such as UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Council, the latter of which has come at the expense of some of the United Nations worst human rights abusers in the world as Syria, North Korea and Iran are focused on Israel. (World Israel News)