unga recommended partition which was accepted by the israelis and rejected by the arabs. israel's admission to the un as a sovereign state followed the criteria set forth by the un chater, i.e., recommendation by the security council followed by vote in the general assembly. the general assembly cannot on its own admit any state into the un. this principle was ruled on by the international court of justice in an advisory opinion of 1950: "the admission of a state to membership in the united nations, pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 4 of the charter, cannot be effected by a decision of the general assembly when the security council has made no recommendation for admission..."
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