Only Israel Joins US against UNGA Call to End the Embargo on Cuba

For the 29th consecutive time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) demanded last week that the United States end its economic embargo against Cuba. At its headquarters in New York, the UNGA on Wednesday, June 24, overwhelming approved a resolution that it has passed each year since 1992 urging the United States to drop the six-decade-long blockade it enforces against the Caribbean nation.

Last year the resolution was not brought for a vote before the assembly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the resolution passed with 184 countries in favor and only the United States and Israel voting against again it. Columbia, Ukraine and Brazil abstained.

The results of Wednesday's vote in the UNGA; the hashtag campaign reads in Spanish, "#TheWorldSaysNo."

The results of Wednesday’s vote in the UNGA; the hashtag campaign reads in Spanish, “#TheWorldSaysNo.”

The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) condemned the aggressive Israeli official position against Cuba and called for the support of the Cuban people in their struggle to force the imperialist United States administration to lift its unilateral and illegal blockade against Cuba. The CPI statement condemned Israel’s “[n]ew government and [its] old vicious policy.”

The CPI statement elaborated: “The US blockade against Cuba was adopted unilaterally in the 1960s. The blockade is a criminal one as it violates international law, particularly the right of the Cuban people to self-determination. Under the Trump administration, the US regime extended the blockade to genocidal levels by blocking medical supplies and necessary equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Despite the intensification of the illegal blockade, the Cuban people continue to defend their nation’s right to democratic national sovereignty. They have overwhelmingly rejected all kinds of imperialist interference in their country’s domestic affairs.

Related: CPI posts on Israel’s relations with Cuba