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Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2018) Et tvetydig forhold [An Ambiguous Relationship], Dagens Næringsliv. 24 April.

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It is claimed that the UN created Israel. This is only true subject to major reservations, and the relationship between the two is extremely complicated.

On 14 May 2018, Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary, and in May this year it will be 70 years since the country became a member of the United Nations.

These coinciding dates do not change the fact that throughout its existence Israel has had a very ambivalent relationship with the UN. The country’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, often used the condescending phrase “Oom-shmoom” to refer to the international organization. The problematic relationship continues to this day.

This op ed has been translated into English and published on the PRIO blog. "Israel and the UN – a Relationship on Israel’s Terms". Follow this link to read the blog post.

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