Relations between Israel and the United Nations On the other hand, the UN have been used for years as a battlefield in a political war against Israel. The Israel joined the United Nations on 11 May It maintains diplomatic ties with countries as of March Israel maintains full diplomatic relations and. The United States was the first country to recognize Israel as a state in relationship is strong, anchored by over $3 billion in Foreign Military.
As a result, many African and Asian countries broke ties with Israel.
The Soviet Union gave its support behind the Arab cause against Israel, and most countries of the Soviet bloc severed diplomatic relations in Diplomatic relations with these countries were restored following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and countries that gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union also recognised Israel in their own right.
On 1 Septemberthe eight members of the Arab League issued the Khartoum Resolutionwhich included a pledge not to recognise Israel. Similar pressure was exerted after the Arab-Israeli War of Several countries that once had diplomatic relations with Israel, have since broken or suspended them: Following Israel's recognition of and entering into negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO many African, Asian and even Arab countries restored diplomatic relations with Israel, or recognised Israel.
The Vatican entered into diplomatic relations with Israel in UN membership On 15 Mayone day after the declaration of its establishment, Israel applied for membership of the United Nations, but the application was not acted on by the Security Council.
Israel's second application was rejected by the Security Council on 17 December by a 5 to 1 vote, with 5 abstentions. Syria was the sole negative vote; the U.
Since the yearand due to many wars with Hezbollah, Israel treats Lebanon as an "enemy state",  although it is considering the possibility of a non-aggression pact.
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Following the September signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of PrinciplesMorocco accelerated its economic ties and political contacts with Israel. In SeptemberMorocco and Israel announced the opening of bilateral liaison offices. Israel—Qatar relations Qatar and Israel do not currently have diplomatic relations, although they maintained economic relations between and Qatar is a major financial supporter of the Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas.
Saudi Arabia Main article: Israel—Saudi Arabia relations InSaudi Arabia announced the end of its ban on Israeli goods and services, mostly due to its application to the World Trade Organizationwhere one member country cannot have a total ban on another. It calls for Israel's withdrawal from territory occupied in June in order for peace with the Arab states; then-Crown Prince Abdullah extended a multilateral peace proposal based on withdrawal in At that time, Israel did not respond to the offer.
In Saudi Arabia again officially supported a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict which supported a full right of Palestinian refugees to move to Israel, which generated more official negative reactions from Israeli authorities. Israel—Syria relations and Iran—Israel proxy conflict Syria's relations with Israel are very poor, due to Syria's close ties with the anti-Israel militant group Hezbollah and the Islamic Republic of Iran. SinceSyria has accepted the import of apples from farmers in the Golan Heightsterritory that it claims, through the Quneitra crossing.
This was a result of the ongoing Israeli refusal to accept apples from Golan farmers reportedly due to over-supplywhich led to a plea by the farmers to the Syrian government to accept their produce before it became spoiled in order to prevent economic collapse.
Insome 10, tons of apples grown by Druze farmers in the Golan Heights were sent to Syria. Israel—Tunisia relations Tunisia participated in the Yom Kippur Warsending 1,—2, troops to fight alongside a coalition of Arab countries against Israel.
Expressing "surprise", the Israeli Foreign Ministry said: Israel—Turkey relations Turkish firefighting plane sent to aid Israel, Turkey was the first Muslim-majority nation to formally recognize the State of Israel,  only one year after the Declaration of the Jewish State 28 March Israel was a major supplier of arms to Turkey.
Military, strategic, and diplomatic cooperation between Turkey and Israel were given high priority by the governments of both countries, which shared concerns with respect to regional instabilities in the Middle East. In Februaryrelations between Turkey and Israel suffered when Turkey hosted a delegation from the Palestinian group Hamasalthough on a formal visit to Turkey inthe Israeli then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni stated that "Bilateral relations [between Turkey and Israel] are excellent.
Not only on a leader-to-leader level but also on a people-to-people level".
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In Januarythe Turkish government's condemnation of the —09 Gaza War severely strained relations between the two countries. After some diplomatic activity by U.
President Barack Obama, Israeli PM Netanyahu did issue an apology over the flotilla events and Israel and Turkey agreed on financial compensation; in return, Turkey dropped its demand that the Gaza Strip blockade end and also removed state support from several lawsuits in Turkey that demanded the arrest and trial of Israeli military and political leaders who were in charge in during the flotilla incident.
The Leviathan gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean is a further source of friction. Israel is planning its exploitation in partnership with Cyprus, a state that Turkey does not recognize because of the Cyprus dispute.
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However, inTurkey and Israel began to work on diplomatic relations by holding a secret meeting, and events over the last 2 years have brought Leviathan into position as a project that will help both Ankara and Jerusalem and make Nicoisia into less of a potential problem.
United Arab Emirates Main article: Israel—United Arab Emirates relations Relations are tense.
Following Israel's assassination of Mahmoud Al-MabhouhUAE announced that travelers suspected of being Israeli would not be admitted even if using a foreign passport. More recently, relations have improved to the extent that Israel has decided to open an office in Abu Dhabi, albeit only as a mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Israel—Yemen relations They do not have diplomatic relations and relations between the two countries are very tense. People with an Israeli passport or any passport with an Israeli stamp cannot enter Yemen, and Yemen is defined as an "enemy state" by Israeli law.
Sub-Saharan Africa Israel has diplomatic relations with 41 of the 44 Sub-Saharan African states that are not members of the Arab Leagueincluding a number of Muslim-majority states. Angola—Israel relations Relations between Israel and Angola are based on trade and foreign policy. The Israeli ambassador to Angola is Avraham Benjamin. Botswana—Israel relations The two countries established relations in Neither has a formal consulate or embassy in the other country, but the two governments have cooperated on several development initiatives.
Six Israeli-centered diamond companies have operations in Botswana.