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Cablegate: Demarche On Unga Emergency Special Session

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TAGS: PREL UNGA MX IS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON UNGA EMERGENCY SPECIAL SESSION

REF: A) SECSTATE 188244 B) MEXICO 3069

1. (SBU) On November 16, poloff passed ref A talking points
to Minister Dolores Jimenez, Deputy Director General for UN
Affairs at the Secretariat for Foreign Relations (SRE). Post
notes that historically, Mexico has proven a fairly reliable
vote against Israel in UN bodies, and we do not expect any
response we receive from the GOM to this demarche to be
favorable.

2. (SBU) Comment: In a May 2006 campaign appearance before
Mexico's Jewish community (ref B), then-candidate Calderon
lamented that there had been "a terrible deficiency" in
Mexico's Middle East policy, epitomized by the GOM's history
of reflexively supporting anti-Israel resolutions in
international fora. He pledged that if he were elected, the
GOM would no longer maintain an a priori position on Middle
East-related resolutions and would consider each one on its
own merits. It remains to be seen whether, once Calderon
assumes office, he is able to overcome the SRE's entrenched
bias in favor of the Arabs, and implement a more independent
policy on these issues.


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