On Tuesday, in a rare move of unity, all 14 members of the UN Security Council slammed United States for threatening to block a UN Security Council resolution on Zionist entity’s settlement expansion.
The representative of the US, without shame, called it a ‘split rsolution’ (14:1) – while Israeli spokesperson at UN mission, Karean Peretz, blamed PA for not recognizing Israel as a ‘Jewish state’ while insisting on Palestinian refugees’ right of return. Historically, it was US President Harry Randall Truman, who crossed out the word ‘Jewish state’ on May 14, 1948. See photocopy of the document on top-left of this post.
On Sunday, the Zionist regime had announced it plans to construct 1,000 new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as Jewish vengeance to UNESCO acceptance of Palestinian state its new member.
The representative of ZOGs in Britain, France, Germany and Portugal said that the report presented by UN Assisstant Secretary-General for political affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco made clear that Israeli illegal Jewish settlement activity was underminig to restart peace negotiations with Palestinian Authority (PA).
“One of the themes that emerged was the severely damaging effect that increased settlement construction and settler violence is having on the ground and on the prospects of a return to negotiations,” the four European Union council members said in a joint statement.
Without explicitly naming the United States, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin accused Washington of turning a blind eye to the way efforts to restart the peace process have come to nothing.
“There is one delegation which would not want to hear anything about it, any kind of a statement, which believes that somehow things will sort of settle themselves somehow miraculously out of their own,” Churkin said.
South African Ambassador Baso Sangqu read a statement on behalf of the 120-nation bloc of non-aligned countries that generally reiterated the European statement, describing settlement activities as “illegal” and “the main impediment to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Brazilian Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti echoed Sangqu’s words in a statement she read on behalf of Brazil, India and South Africa. Lebanon’s UN envoy Nawaf Salam made similar remarks.
Palestinian observer Riyad Mansour told reporters that “one powerful member of the Security Council” – the United States – was preventing it from dealing with the settlements issue and other problems related to the Middle East peace process.
In September, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for full membership in the United Nations, which the Security Council would have to approve for it to go to the General Assembly for a vote.
The United States has veto powers on the Security Council, which it has exercised repeatedly for decades (42 times) to prevent the council from condemning Israel.