Faisal states that his position is supported by United Nations policy: "[after the 1967 war,] the Security Council passed a resolution stating that, in order to form 'a just and lasting peace in the Middle East,' Israel must withdraw from these newly occupied lands."
299. My question is this: Are there current UN resolutions which mandate the removal of Israeli settlements? My sense is that the UN is institutionally more pro-Palestinian than the US government, but is the UN actually calling for dismantling of settlements, or are they merely (like Obama) calling for a halt to future settlements?
I feel like the Israeli/Palestinian dispute has been less in the news in 2009 than in most past years. I assume this is because Iraq and Afghanistan continue to dominate Americans' foreign policy attenion. The photo is the settlement of El'Azar.