Netanyahu: Israel will not join Global Migration Treaty
Seeking to secure Israel's Jewish majority and character, Israel will not join the Global Compact for Migration. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel will not join the United Nations' (UN) Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). "We are committed to guarding our borders against illegal migrants. This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do," he stated.
The US, Austria and Hungry reportedly had asked Israel, which was initially involved in formulating the GCM, not to sign the treaty. These three countries - together with Australia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria - have not joined the pact, saying that it impeded their sovereignty.