Admission of Israel to the United Nations

The following documents track the admission of Israel to the United Nations:

1) Letter from Israel applying for Admission to the UN, November 29 1948. The letter is accompanied by the following declaration:


On behalf of the State of Israel, I, Moshe Shertok, Minister for Foreign Affairs, being duly authorized by the State Council of Israel, declare that the State of Israel hereby unreservedly accepts the obligations of the United Nations Charter and undertakes to honour them from the day when it becomes a Member of the United Nations.

(Signed) Moshe Shertok
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the
Provisional Government of Israel

2) UN General Assembly discussion of Israel’s application in the General Assembly May 4, 1949.

3) UN General Assembly Resolution 273, May 11, 1949, admitting Israel to membership.


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