UN "Palestine" Resolution May Have Real Impact

(Jerusalem Post) David Horovitz - The Palestinian bid to win UN General Assembly endorsement for statehood in September might not be merely declarative, but could have profound practical consequences, Gabriela Shalev, the former Israeli ambassador to the UN, told the Jerusalem Post. Resolution 377, also known as the "Uniting for Peace" resolution, was passed during the Korean War in 1950, at the initiative of the U.S., because the Soviet Union was vetoing UN Security Council action to protect South Korea. It permits the General Assembly to recommend a range of "collective measures," including sanctions and even the use of force, in cases where the permanent members of the Security Council cannot reach unanimity. If the Palestinians can gain General Assembly recognition for statehood under a "Uniting for Peace" resolution, she warned, "it would be a real obstacle...not just a public relations setback. This would seek to impose on us some kind of Palestinian state."

2011-03-25 00:00:00

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