"Dangerous Developments" in the Security Council

(Jerusalem Post) Melissa Radler - As Israel lobbies against a UN Security Council draft resolution that condemns its Sunday missile strike in Syria, new "dangerous developments" are taking place inside the council, Ambassador Dan Gillerman said Wednesday. A Palestinian-backed, Syrian-sponsored draft resolution demanding that Israel halt construction of its security fence, and tear down sections that are already built, will be introduced into the council Friday at the request of the Arab League. An additional resolution urging the parties to implement the road map is in the works, Gillerman said during a conference call with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte has indicated he will veto the draft resolution condemning Israel's strike against an Islamic Jihad training camp near Damascus. Israel's deputy permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Arye Mekel, noted, "The Security Council never met to discuss the death of any of the 850 Israelis who were killed by terror, and did not even consider a meeting after the death of the 19 innocent Israelis on Saturday....On the other hand, they met urgently on the eve of Yom Kippur, to discuss the attack on Syria in which not even one person was wounded."

2003-10-10 00:00:00

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