United Nations General Assembly Resolution 273
was passed on May 11, 1949 to admit the State of Israel
to membership in the United Nations
. This Resolution is often cited by left wing commentators and critics as making Israel's admission to the UN conditional upon implementation of Resolutions 181 of November 29, 1947
and 194 of December 11, 1948
(see paragraph 5 of the Resolution, below).
Having received the report of the Security Council on the application of Israel for membership in the United Nations,
Noting that, in the judgment of the Security Council, Israel is a peace-loving State and is able and willing to carry out the obligations contained in the Charter,
Noting that the Security Council has recommended to the general Assembly that it admit Israel to membership in the United Nations,
Noting furthermore the declaration by the State of Israel that it "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,"
Recalling its resolutions of 29 November 1947
and 11 December 1948
and taking note of the declarations and explanations made by the representative of the Government of Israel before the Ad Hoc Political Committee in respect of the implementation of the said resolutions,
The General Assembly,
Acting in discharge of its functions under Article 4 of the Charter and rule 125 of its rules of procedure,
1. Decides that Israel is a peace loving State... Read More