The Syrian Golan

Year

2018

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

73

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/73/23

Agenda Item

38

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • This resolution is redundant of resolution 73/100 "The occupied Syrian Golan." The resolution calls Israel's actions illegal and demands its withdrawal from the Golan, yet ignores genocidal massacres taking place in Syria and the security implications of the violence in Syria on Israel and the civilians of the Golan Heights. The resolution also ignores Syria's history of shelling Israeli communities, its leaders' calls for a "war of annihilation" against Israel, and Syria's 1967 aggression that led to its loss of the territory, and places the burden on Israel to resume negotiations.

Main Sponsors

Egypt

Vote

Yes - 99, No - 10, Abstain - 66

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Deeply concerned that Israel has not withdrawn from the Syrian Golan, which has been under occupation since 1967..."
  • "Stressing the illegality of the Israeli settlement construction and other activities in the occupied Syrian Golan since 1967..."
  • "Also declares that the Israeli decision of 14 December 1981 to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan is null and void and has no validity whatsoever..."
  • "Calls upon Israel to resume the talks on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks..."
  • "Demands once more that Israel withdraw from all the occupied Syrian Golan to the line of 4 June 1967 in implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions."

Full Vote

  • Yes99

    • Afghanistan
    • Algeria
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cape Verde
    • Cambodia
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • North Korea
    • Djibouti
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gambia
    • Guinea
    • Guyana
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jamaica
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mongolia
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Qatar
    • Russia
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Singapore
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • East Timor
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uganda
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Tanzania
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  • No10

    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Israel
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia
    • Nauru
    • Palau
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
  • Abstain66

    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Cameroon
    • Central African Republic
    • Ivory Coast
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea Bissau
    • Honduras
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • South Korea
    • Moldova
    • Romania
    • Rwanda
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Sudan
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Macedonia
    • Togo
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Ukraine
    • Vanuatu