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United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 (1975)

A resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 November 1975 by a vote of 72 For, 35 Against, 32 Abstaining, 3 Absent. As part of a debate on the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, the resolution equated Zionism with colonialism and South African apartheid, and determined that "Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination." In response, Chaim Herzog, Israeli ambassador to the UN and future President, tore up the resolution before the General Assembly. On 16 December 1991, as part of the lead-up to the Madrid Conference, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/86, rescinding Resolution 3379 without further explanation.