Israel boldly goes into prestigious UN space body


By Times of Israel staff, Times of Israel

Israel was accepted last Thursday as a full member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

A vast majority of the committee’s members voted in favor of accepting Israel to COPUOS, the Maariv website reported, with only Namibia voting against the move, and Qatar abstaining.

COPUOS is part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), whose job is to promote international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

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