The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Thursday to denounce Israel's presence in the Golan, a region that was annexed decades ago and is seen by most Israelis as part of Israel proper. The council called to end “settlement” in the “Syrian Golan.”
Only the United States voted against the measure. Britain, France, and 14 other countries abstained; 29 voted in favor.
Israel has faced increasing pressure over Jewish life in Judea, Samaria, and even in Jerusalem, with U.S. officials condemning the construction of new homes for Jews in parts of the capital city that lie east of the 1949 armistice line.