FULL TEXT: UN Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Status of Jerusalem The General Assembly, Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolution 72/15 of 30 November 2017 on Jerusalem, Reaffirming also the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, including resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967, 252 (1968) of 21 May 1968, 267 (1969) of 3 July 1969, 298 (1971) of 25 September 1971, 338…

Q&A: What’s happening in Libya?

Al-Jazeera 21 December 2017   Libyan general Khalifa Haftar has said the mandate for a UN-backed government in Tripoli has expired, plunging the North African country deeper into political turmoil. Haftar declared the UN-brokered Libyan political agreement and its institutions “void” in a televised speech earlier this week. “The 17th of December has arrived and brought with it the…

Israel’s ‘realities on the ground’ make a solution to the conflict harder to achieve

On 23 December 2016, the last UN Security Council Resolution on Palestine and Israel was passed. The resolution reaffirmed the illegality of Israeli settlement activities stating that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law”.…