Israel Renews Its Application for Membership

On 24 Feb 1949, Israel renewed its application for membership in a letter from Abba Eban (S1267), Israel’s representative at the UN:

“I have the honour to refer to document S/1093 (November 29, 1938) in which the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Government of Israel presented the application of Israel for membership in the United Nations together with the undertaking required by the Charter.“The Security Council will recall that a discussion of these documents took place at the 383rd, 384th, 385th and 386th meetings on December 2, 15 and 17, 1948. No positive action was then taken; the representatives of France, Canada and China indicated their desire to give substantive consideration to this application only after a brief period, such as that which has since elapsed.“I am now instructed by my government to request that renewed consideration be given to this application by the Security Council, to the end that the General Assembly be enabled to take a decision at its resumed session in April.

“Aubrey S. [Abba] Eban
Representative at the United Nations”