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Reports: Israel Will Quit Global Migration Pact

Reports: Israel Will Quit Global Migration Pact

By    |   Monday, 19 November 2018 04:59 PM

Israel will reportedly withdraw from the UN Global Compact on Migration at the request of the United States, Hungary and Austria.

Israel National News’ website, citing Channel 10 News reporter Barak David, reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely of the decision at a meeting Monday.

"We are coordinating with the Americans on the subject of the UN International Migration Agreement,” Netanyahu reportedy said. “We are considering the issue. In principle, we are not in favor of the agreement, and is what will happen."

The decision means Israel won’t ratify the pact during an international conference that’ll be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, the Israeli news site reported.

Axios also reported the expected withdrawal. The pact is non-binding, and calls for increased cooperation between countries around the world on legal and illegal immigration and sets guidelines for immigration.

But a number of countries have balked, calling the pact an infringement on their sovereignty and ability to form their own policy on immigration.

Israel took an active part in formulating the agreement, Israel National News reported.

In September, President Donald Trump announced in an address to the UN General Assembly that the United States was opposed to the pact and wouldn’t participate.

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