Israeli released a statement saying it would withdraw its candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.
The Israeli Delegation to the UN wrote:
A UN source, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Israel pulled out of the race for a Security Council seat in 2019- 20 because of its low chance of winning.
Earlier this month, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad al Maliki, said that his country had enough support to block Israel’s access.
He also added:
Israel’s exit leaves just Germany or Belgium as candidates for seats at the council.
Source: Palestine Chronicle