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Germany elected to UN Security Counci | DW |l

The United Nations has voted to give Germany a two-year seat on the Security Council. Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia will take up the remaining non-permanent places.

Germany was voted onto the United Nations Security Council for the sixth time on Friday, after it secured a two-thirds majority in the General Assembly. The place was effectively guaranteed going into the vote: Germany and Belgium ran unopposed for the two spots in the Western European and Others category. Israel was initially also in the running, but withdrew its bid last month.

Germany issues international arrest warrant for top Assad officer Jamil Hassan | ECCHR |

Israel finds it difficult to make friends unless it delivers military equipment or funds or exchanges goods in a swap - immigrants/refugees as example.

Israel pulls out of race for seat on UN security council | The Guardian |
Netanyahu refuses to meet with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini
Israel scores own goal as Argentina match cancelled in victory for Palestinians | The Independent |

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by Oui on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 at 09:45:07 PM EST
Israel already has a seat on the SC. Let's not split hairs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 at 10:43:15 PM EST
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