Reports indicate a draft resolution along the lines below was circulated today by Egypt, on behalf of the Palestinians. UN Watch is predicting that the resolution will be vetoed by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and that the Palestinians will then bring the resolution to the General Assembly where it will be quickly adopted, as the 21st resolution of the year on Israel. For previous 20, click here.
The Security Council,
Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), 1850 (2008), and 2334 (2016),
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Stressing that Jerusalem is an issue to be resolved through negotiations,
Expressing deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem,
1. Affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council, and in this regard, calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem, pursuant to resolution 478 (1980) of the Security Council;
2. Demands that all States comply with the Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to these resolutions;
3. Reiterates its call for the reversal of the negative trends on the ground that are imperiling the two-State solution and for the intensification and acceleration of international and regional efforts and support aimed at achieving, without delay, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quarter Roadmap and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967;
4. Decides to remain seized of the matter.
PA President Abbas incites antisemitism at OIC summit on Jerusalem:
Left: @SamanthaJPower voted 1 year ago to allow Res 2334 declaring Jerusalem's Temple Mount "Occupied Palestinian Territory"
Right: @NikkiHaley will veto new resolution this week seeking to bar nations from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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