UN General Assembly
Ad Hoc Political Committee
Resolution on Israel’s Application for UN Membership
New York, 4 May 1949
Whereas the question of the admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations has been placed on the agenda of the Ad Hoc Political Committee of the General Assembly,
And whereas that question is closely connected with the attitude of the Government of Israel to the execution of the resolutions on the internationalization of Jerusalem and the adjacent area and on the problem of the refugees, which were, respectively, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 November 1947 and 11 December 1948, and also with the investigations into the circumstances in connection with the assassination of the United Nations Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, and Colonel Andre Serot,
And whereas the Government of Israel should be given an opportunity to clarify its attitude with respect to these questions,
Therefore the Ad Hoc Political Committee
To invite the Government of Israel to send a representative to the Ad Hoc Political Committee with a view to answering such questions and making such statements as the Committee might deem desirable before reporting to the General Assembly on the question of the admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations.
Source: Official Records of the Third Session of the General Assembly, Part II: Ad Hoc Political Committee Annexes, p. 11-12.