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17 December 1974
International Civil Aviation Organizatrion
Action of the Council - 86th Session
The Airport of Jerusalem
15(1) On 17 December, the Council adopted, by 17 votes to 1 with 10 abstentions, the
18(1-29) following resolution co-sponsored by the Representatives of Egypt and Morocco (C-WP/6204):
"WHEREAS Assembly Resolution A21-7 resolved that all Contracting States should, in implementation of Articles 1, 5 and 6 of the Convention, take all necessary measures to refrain from operating, or giving permission to any airlines to operate, any air service, whether scheduled or non-scheduled, to or from Jerusalem airport, unless prior permission is granted pursuant to the provisionss of the said Article; and
WHEREAS, in spite of the above Resolution, Israel continues to disregard it and flights are taking place to Jerusalem airport without any special or other permission from the Jordanian Civil Aviation Authority, which, as is evident from the ICAO Middle East Air Navigation Plan, has jurisdiction over that airport;
1) DEEPLY DEPLORES the action of Israel in disregarding Assembly Resolution A21-7.
2) URGES Israel to respect fully and abide by the said Assembly Resolution.”
The vote was taken by roll call at the request of the Representative of Lebanon, the twenty-eight Council member States represented at the meeting voting as follows:
In favour: Brazil, China, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria,Pakistan, Senegal, Spain, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Yugoslavia
Opposed: United States
Abstained: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom.