|Call for the General Assembly to pass a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state and its borders and to impose sanctions on Israel Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi: U.S. veto confirms America’s favor in Israel|
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative confirms that the U.S. position in the Security Council through the use of the veto and the disruption of a draft resolution condemning the settlement confirms the American bias in favor of Israel.
Dr. Barghouthi stated that the vote of fourteen countries in favor of the draft resolution and the United States response to oppose it and use the veto is a reaffirmation that the United States is unable to play the role of fair mediator in the negotiation process
He added that the Israeli policy is dragging the American one on the Palestinian issue to a position of international and regional isolation. He also said that what happened in the Security Council confirms the failure of the any negotiation and the fate of Oslo.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi calls for immediate actions by the General Assembly of the United Nations to pass a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state on all lands occupied in 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital, and to impose sanctions on Israel.
The severity of these developments confirms the correctness and validity of our national strategy, which is based on the impossibility of a solution with the Israeli extreme government under the imbalance of power that is prevalent. This must be changed through popular nonviolent resistance, the International Solidarity Movement, the imposition of boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, an immediate restoration of national unity and an end to the internal division in addition to promoting steadfastness of Palestinians through new economic reform policies.
Dr. Barghouthi concluded by stating that this is a historical moment which confirms the immediate need to end the Palestinian division and restore national unity as soon as possible.