Published On: Sun, Nov 26th, 2017

Israel to Celebrate 70 Years With Reenactment of Partition Plan Vote

Representatives of the 33 countries who voted 'yes' for the establishment of a Jewish state in 1947 will reenact the vote during a special event at the Queens Museum, where the original vote took place

The UN vote on the Partition Plan on November 29, 1947

 

On 29 November 1947 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Partition Plan for Palestine as Resolution 181, which led to the Israel’s Declaration of Independence 70 years ago. The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the holy city Jerusalem.

On November 29 2017, representatives of the 33 countries who voted “yes” for the establishment of a Jewish state will reenact the vote to celebrate 70 years to Israel.

The event will be held at the Queens Museum in New York City, where the original vote took place in 1947. The hall’s design was recreated to look as it did at the time—from the wooden tables to the stage and the world’s map on the wall behind it.

US Vice President Mike Pence will attend the vote reenactment, as well as US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and the President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder.

Over 700 other distinguished guests were invited to the event, including dozens of ambassadors, diplomats and US Jewish community leaders.

After the vote, dancers will break into the Hora in celebration, as the Jewish residents in the Land of Israel did after the original vote, and well-known Israeli singer Ninet will perform “Jerusalem of Gold” and Israel’s national anthem “HaTikvah.”

The Israeli celebration will be held before the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is held every year on November 29, when the Palestinians normally pass a series of anti-Israeli resolutions.

“The vote on November 29 is a constitutive event in our annals, and we are proud to celebrate it with our many friends from around the world,” Israeli Ambassador Danon said. “Precisely because of Palestinian attempts to undermine our right to exist, we will display the great support Israel enjoys around the world and celebrate 70 years of independence and prosperity.”

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