It also encouraged “further and sustained action to prevent other acts of terror.” The statement required the consent of all 15 members of the Security Council.
Since Israel withdrew from approximately 94 percent of the territories when it gave up the Sinai, the Gaza Strip and portions of the West Bank, it has already partially, if not wholly, fulfilled its obligation under 242.
The Arab states also objected to the call for “secure and recognized boundaries” because they feared this implied negotiations with Israel.
11 The Council has never adopted a resolution condemning a terrorist atrocity committed against Israel.
In August 2005, just as Israel was prepared to implement its disengagement from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Authority produced materials to celebrate the Israeli withdrawal. The West Bank and Jerusalem Tomorrow.” News agencies reported that the banners were produced with funds from the UN Development Program and were printed with the UNDP’s logo.
UN Myths & Facts On Israel MYTH “The United Nations plays a constructive role in Middle East affairs.” FACT Starting in the mid-1970s, an Arab-Soviet-Third World bloc joined to form what amounted to a pro-Palestinian lobby at the United Nations. The Commission on Human Rights routinely adopts disproportionate resolutions concerning Israel.
This was particularly true in the General Assembly where these countries—nearly all dictatorships or autocracies—frequently voted together to pass resolutions attacking Israel and supporting the PLO. Ambassador Daniel Moynihan called the resolution an “obscene act.” Israeli Ambassador Chaim Herzog told his fellow delegates the resolution was “based on hatred, falsehood and arrogance.” Hitler, he declared, would have felt at home listening to the UN debate on the measure. Of all condemnations of this agency, nearly 49 percent refer to Israel alone (38 total resolutions), while rogue states such as Iran and Libya have only been criticized once each and Syria was never mentioned until Syrian troops began slaughtering its citizens in the summer of 2011.8 By contrast, Ambassador Abba Eban expressed Israel’s position to the Security Council on May 1, 1968: “My government has indicated its acceptance of the Security Council resolution for the promotion of agreement on the establishment of a just and lasting peace.I am also authorized to reaffirm that we are willing to seek agreement with each Arab State on all matters included in that resolution.” It took nearly a quarter century, but the PLO finally agreed that Resolutions 242 and 338 should be the basis for negotiations with Israel when it signed the Declaration of Principles in September 1993. “What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving.” — Former UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick 13 Israel is the object of more investigative committees, special representatives and rapporteurs than any other state in the UN system.Now that peace agreements have been signed with Egypt and Jordan, and Israel has withdrawn to the international border with Lebanon, the only remaining territorial disputes are with the Palestinians (who are not even mentioned in 242) and Syria. Israel has repeatedly expressed a willingness to negotiate a compromise in exchange for peace; however, Syria has refused to consider even a limited peace treaty unless Israel first agrees to a complete withdrawal.Under 242, Israel has no obligation to withdraw from any part of the Golan in the absence of a peace accord with Syria.“What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” he added.