The United States, loyal to Israel, vetoes Palestine's entry into the UN

The United States vetoed this Thursday in the Security Council the resolution that opened the door to the entrance of Palestine as a full member of the United Nationsof which it is now only an observer state.

The resolution had been presented by Algeria on behalf of the Arab Group of the United Nations, and garnered 12 votes in favor, compared to 2 abstentions (United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the vote against from the United Stateswhich underlined the isolation of the United States from the majority of the international community.

Even countries that had been ambiguous during previous speeches (such as France, Japan, Korea and Ecuador) finally joined the Palestinian request.

Having exceeded the 9 votes necessary for its approval, the only thing left was the veto to stop the resolution, and The United States had already said this Thursday that it would exercise that prerogative in favor of its ally, Israel, who is categorically opposed to a Palestinian state.

It is the fourth time since last October 7 that The United States uses the veto to favor Israel: Before today, he has vetoed three resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza with arguments such as that they did not recognize Israel's right to defend itself or that a truce would only serve to rearm Hamas. This is despite the fact that Israel's offensive has killed more than 33,000 Palestinians, more than 15,000 girls and boys.

Today's resolution had raised enormous expectations, and in fact the heads of diplomacy from Spain, Iran, Algeria, Jordan, Malta, Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia, as well as representatives from sixty other countries, all of them, traveled to New York. in support of the Palestinian petition.

Like Israel, the United States argues that the proclamation of a Palestinian state should be carried out as a result of a bilateral negotiation with Israel, and not imposed unilaterally.

To this end, the envoy of the Palestinian presidency Ziad Abu Amr recalled today before the Security Council that it was just as Israel entered the UN: the result of a resolution, number 181, which was voted in 1948and since then it has been a full member state.

Since November 2012, Palestine has been an observer state in the UN General Assembly, but is not a member state of the United Nations.

To date, 193 UN member countries do recognize Palestine as a State. However, there is no global consensus. This was due to disagreements after Israel was founded on Palestinian lands in 1948, under the command of David Ben Gurion.