Members of the United Nations Security Council observe a moment of silence for those killed in the Gaza Strip on Monday, before the start of a UN Security Council meeting concerning the violence at the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip, at United Nations headquarters, May 15.
(photo credit: DREW ANGERER / AFP)
Lauded as a rare-move, Israel has been elected to Vice-Chair the 19-nation committee of NGO's at the United Nations early Tuesday morning.
The committee is responsible for overseeing the work of human rights organizations. Israel will be representing the western nations as of Monday and will be in itself represented by Nadav Yesod.
Iran had attempted to be elected into this group but was unsuccessful in such attempts.
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