U.S. Public Delegate
New York, New York
November 18, 2021
Explanation of Vote for the Second Committee Adoption of the Permanent Sovereignty of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab Population in the Occupied Syrian Golan Over Their Natural Resources Resolution
The United States’ position is that Israelis and Palestinians equally deserve to live safe and secure lives, and to enjoy equal measures of freedom, dignity, security, and prosperity. This is important in its own right, and as a means to advance towards a negotiated two-state solution.
The United States remains disappointed that this body has again taken up this unbalanced resolution that is unfairly critical of Israel, demonstrating a clear and persistent institutional bias directed at one member state. One-sided resolutions like those introduced here today only distract from the effort to advance peace. This effort will be strengthened when the bias of the United Nations against Israel ends.
The United States will continue to oppose every effort to delegitimize Israel. As such, the United States will once again vote against this one-sided resolution and hope other members will join us in voting “no.”