Arab nations call for vote on UN Gaza resolution

Arab nations are calling for a Tuesday vote on a proposed UN Security Council resolution on the situation in Gaza, saying that the recent Israeli incursion into Gaza demands urgency. The proposed resolution has been met with opposition from the US for its lack of balance by focusing only on Israeli responses to Palestinian attacks.

According to US Ambassador John Danforth, "unfortunately the United Nations, both the General Assembly and the Security Council, instead of saying stop it to both sides, acts as the adversary of Israel and the cheerleader of the Palestinians. That is not the way to peace. That is not the roadmap to peace." Read Ambassador Danforth's statement to the Security Council. The UN News Service has this report on the Security Council's emergency session on Gaza. AP has more on the push for a Tuesday vote. JURIST's Paper Chase has background here (scroll down) and here.

 

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