How The U.S. Is Obstructing Security Council Resolutions On Palestine

How The U.S. Is Obstructing Security Council Resolutions On Palestine

Presenter – Dr. Joan Russow

June 2021

Dr. Russow writes:  “DEPLORING the years of Security Council Resolutions supporting Palestinian rights that failed because of the U.S. veto: The General Assembly Calls for the implementation of UN General Assembly Resolution 194, which stressed the “inalienable rights of the people of Palestine” which would include the following:

1. Abiding by the right to return; Ending Israeli settlements and evictions

2. Setting up United Nations sanctions against the State of Israel

3. Condemning Israel’s settlement activities in Occupied Palestinian Territory as violations of international humanitarian law

4. Making reparations for physical and mental harm caused by the construction of the wall on occupied territory

5. Urging the UN Secretary General to release the report of Professors Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley on Israeli Apartheid

6. Invoking Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to set up an International Tribunal to investigate Israeli crimes against Palestinians.”


Dr. Joan Russow, is Co-Ordinator and Dimitri Lascaris is Legal Adviser, Global Compliance Research Project, based in Canada.

Further Reading:

“A third United Nations Security Council emergency meeting in a week – amid the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza – has again ended with no concrete outcome after the United States blocked a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.”

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