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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 42/23

(November 20, 1987)


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Ignoring the Israeli Inner Cabinet decision of 16 September to limit trade, defense, sports and cultural ties with South Africa, the General Assembly adopted the following resolution by a vote of 103 in favor, 29 against with 23 abstentions. Text:

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its resolutions on relations between Israel and South Africa, in particular resolution 41/35 C of 10 November 1986,

Having considered the special report of the Special Committee against Apartheid on recent developments concerning relations between Israel and South Africa,

Noting the measures recently announced by the Government of Israel concerning its relations with South Africa,

1. Calls upon Israel to desist from and terminate forthwith all forms of military, nuclear, intelligence, economic and other collaboration, particularly its long-term contracts for military supplies to South Africa;

2. Further calls upon Israel to abide scrupulously by the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and of the Security Council;

3. Requests the Special Committee against Apartheid to continue to monitor developments in the relations of Israel with South Africa, including the implementation of the measures recently announced by Israel;

4. Further requests the Special Committee to keep the matter under constant review and to report thereon to the General Assembly and the Security Council as appropriate.


Sources: The United Nations

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