Security Council Recommends Membership

The Security Council again took up consideration of Israel’s application for membership at its meetings on 3 and 4 Mar 1949. Various Security Council members stated their views in favor or in opposition to the application, as summarized in the Security Council Report to the General Assembly and the UN YearbookAt the end, the Security Council recommended the admission of Israel into the United Nations by 9 votes in favor, 1 opposed (Egypt), and 1 abstention (United Kingdom). The application was then referred to the General Assembly.