US Presidents & Israel-related UNSCRs: The Historical Record, 1967-Present

by Lara Friedman [Given the controversy provoked by the U.S. abstention on the UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, we are referring readers to a memo and chart that contributor Lara Friedman prepared three months… Continue Reading  

What the UN Security Council resolution means

by Michael Omer-Man The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, reaffirming their illegality, calling on Israel to cease all settlement activity, and rejecting any unilateral Israeli changes to the borders — including the annexation of East Jerusalem.… Continue Reading  

A Proposed UNSC Ceasefire Plan For Gaza

by Mitchell Plitnick The attempt to resolve the ongoing, albeit highly uneven, exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza has now reached the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The draft proposal, initially pushed by the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, bears… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine Without A Peace Process

by Mitchell Plitnick In the past, people have speculated about what Israel and the Occupied Territories would look like if the United States stopped trying to broker the mythical kind of solution that the Oslo process envisioned. Well, now we… Continue Reading