This coming November, seventy years after the historic United Nations vote of November 29, 1947, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon will host a reenactment of the key moment which set the path for the establishment of the Jewish state. The reenactment will take place in the main gallery of the Queens Museum, the site of the hall which hosted the UN General Assembly in 1947.
Diplomats who voted for the establishment of Israel will take part in the event along with their colleagues from around the world. Jewish community leaders and pro-Israel supporters will attend and witness the event as well. During the reenactment of the vote, the hall will be redesigned to appear in its original state and the delegates will sit in their designated seats from 1947.
“We are proud to celebrate next year seventy years since Israel’s establishment,” said Ambassador Danon. “The vote on November 29, 1947 was a milestone on the path leading to the creation of the State of Israel. Despite the attempts at the UN to question our right to exist, we will present the support that Israel receives from so many countries around the globe as we celebrate seventy years of success and prosperity,” the Ambassador concluded.
On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly voted for the partition plan which called for the establishment of a Jewish state. Thirty-three member-states voted in favor of the plan, 13 voted against and ten countries abstained.