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Mexico to stop supporting Palestinians


November 24, 2017

Mexico has reportedly announced that it will change its voting strategy at the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies by stopping to vote in favor of the Palestinians.

According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari contacted Israeli Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Pelad and told him of the shift in strategy for all upcoming voting procedures related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The report said that Mexico will change from voting in favor of the Palestinians to abstaining or voting for Israel’s interests.

The report comes as Mexico earlier this month sided with Israel in a UNESCO vote.

In mid-September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his first-ever official visit to Mexico.

During his historic visit to Latin America, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City and signed several agreements that bolster the ties and cooperation between the two countries.

During the same month, Israel provided humanitarian aid to the country following a powerful earthquake there.

Mexico will not forget the aid it received from Israel following the earthquake that left over 300 people dead and thousand injured and displaced, Mexican Ambassador to Israel Pablo Macedo Riba said as he greeted the IDF aid delegation upon their to Israel.

“Right after the earthquake, the prime minister ordered this amazing delegation be dispatched, and all of this happened during Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year), and we appreciate it very much. With the good of your hearts, you conquered the heart of Mexico and of the Mexican People,” the ambassador said as he teared up.

The delegation, which consisted of nearly 70 paramedics, rescue workers, and engineers, was sent out on the eve of Rosh Hashana to assist in the relief efforts in Mexico amid the destruction caused by a 7.1 quake.


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