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  UN General Assembly Resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly and requires a simple majority (50% of all votes plus one) to pass (with the exception of 'important questions which require two-thirds majority').
Resolution 47/181: The partition of the British Mandate of Palestine.
Resolution 505: Threats to the political independence and territorial integrity of China (Republic of China) and to the peace of the Far East, resulting from Soviet violations of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance of 14 August 1945 and from Soviet violations of the Charter of the United Nations
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_General_Assembly_Resolution   (215 words)

 The First Breach of the UN Charter - The United Nations and Israel
Arab leaders were enraged when UN resolution 181 (the Partition Plan) was adopted on November 29, 1947 (the vote was 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions).
The UN Palestine Commission reported to the Security Council on 16 February 1948: "Organized efforts are being made by strong Arab elements inside and outside Palestine to prevent the implementation of the Assembly's plan of partition and to thwart its objectives by threats and acts of violence, including armed incursions into Palestinian territory...
UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie termed this act "the first armed aggression which the world had seen since the end of the [Second World] War." The Arab League actually included rejection of resolution 181 as a formal justification for its invasion, the first blatant breach of the UN Charter.
christianactionforisrael.org /un/breach.html   (635 words)

 Jerusalem in International Diplomacy
General Assembly resolution 181 (II) was made null and void by the Arab States and the Palestinian leadership in the aftermath of its adoption on 29 November 1947.
For in fact, resolution 181 (II) was made irrelevant by the actions of the Arab States and the Palestinian leadership in 1948, whose refusal to accept the resolution altered the circumstances in the Middle East on which it was originally based.
The resurrection of resolution 181 (II) by the PLO is a transparent effort to belatedly derive benefit from a resolution which the Palestinian leadership itself violently rejected 50 years ago.
www.jcpa.org /art/jid-apx.htm   (1871 words)

 Jews Against the Occupation
Resolution 271: condemns Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem.
Resolution 517: censures Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon.
Resolution 681: deplores Israel's resumption of the deportation of Palestinians.
www.jatonyc.org /UNresolutions.html   (980 words)

 The Avalon Project : UN General Assembly Resolution 181
The period between the adoption by the General Assembly of its recommendation on the question of Palestine and the establishment of the independence of the Arab and Jewish States shall be a transitional period.
The Members represented on the Commission shall be elected by the General Assembly on as broad a basis, geographically and otherwise, as possible.
Commercial concessions granted in respect of any part of Palestine prior to the adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly shall continue to be valid according to their terms, unless modified by agreement between the concession-holders and the State.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/un/res181.htm   (7287 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1947 UN Partition Plan
United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
The 33 countries that voted in favor of UN Resolution 181: Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Belarus, Canada, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, South Africa, USSR, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela.
The Knesset (×›× ×¡×ª, Hebrew for assembly) is the Parliament of Israel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1947-UN-Partition-Plan   (3932 words)

 Jerusalem History
The 1947 UN proposal for internationalizing Jerusalem as a "corpus separatum," under UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (II), was only a non-binding recommendation which was rejected by the Palestinian Arabs and the Arab states by the use of force.
UN Security Council Resolution 242 of November 1967, which began as a British draft resolution, did not even mention Jerusalem and did not insist on a full withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines in the resolution's operative language (only a withdrawal from "territories" to "secure and recognized boundaries").
Resolution 242, which was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council, served as the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 338 of October 1973, that formally launched the Arab-Israeli peace process and continued to provide the only agreed basis for the 1978 Camp David Agreements and the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference.
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To solve the problem of the future of Palestine which was under British mandate, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided in its Resolution 181 of 29 November 1947 to divide the territory of Palestine as follows:
Authorizes the Secretary General to reimburse travel and subsistence appropriate in the circumstances, and to provide the Commission with the necessary staff to assist in carrying out the functions assigned to the Commission by the General Assembly.
Resolution 273 (admission of Israel to the UN) -->
www.memri.org /docs/UN181.html   (681 words)

 Role of the United Nations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The General Assembly failed to decide on a Statute of Jerusalem, and turned down a proposal submitted at the decisive hour before the Mandate lapsed for a temporary trusteeship regime of the city.
Although UN Resolution 181 is still sometimes cited when it is advantageous to the pro-Arab Palestinian position, the State of Israel has consistently maintained that the Partition Resolution became null and void when it was rejected by the Arab side in 1947.
Unfortunately the UN was often subverted by a coalition of third-world countries, Soviet client states, pro-Arab and anti-Semitic forces who could use actions against Israel as a proxy for stabs against the United States and its democratic allies.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_independence_un_role.php   (1605 words)

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The idea of the 'Jewish State' as represented in UN resolutions is diametrically opposed the idea of the 'Jewish State' in the political Zionist sense of the term.
It took the UN by far too long to realize that political Zionism is a form of racism representing a blatant violation of the norms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of international law.
to enforce compliance with international conventions and UN resolutions and apply the standards international law on all parties involved with the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, first and foremost the Government of the State of Israel, the party in the most blatant violation thereof.
student.cs.ucc.ie /cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/articles/article0004976.txt   (1095 words)

 Heretics' almanac: The dubious legacy of UN GA resolution 181
Today is the anniversary of the UN vote on resolution 181, which approved the partition of the western part Palestine into a predominately Jewish state and a predominately Arab state.
Conventional wisdom holds that UN General Assembly Resolution 181 was instrumental in the formation of the State of Israel.
As it is, the legacy of resolution 181 reflects the shortcomings of the UN itself.
vyer.typepad.com /hereticsalmanac/2004/11/conventional_wi.html   (1256 words)

 MidEast Web - Documents and History - Partition Plan of 1947
After considerable debate, the United Nations General Assembly decided on partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem to be an internationalized city.
Resolution 181 also declared Jerusalem to be a corpus separatum - a separate body, to be run under an international UN administration.
The status of Jerusalem as a corpus separatum was reiterated in UN General Assembly Resolution 303 of December 9, 1949, even though the UN supervised armistice agreements determined that Jerusalem would remain divided between Jordan and Israel.
www.mideastweb.org /181.htm   (7935 words)

 Jerusalem in International Diplomacy
Clearly, there was a decision to ignore or dismiss many of the past public Palestinian statements on Jerusalem based on UN General Assembly Resolution 181 or claims to western Jerusalem outlined in the previous sections, that were part of the public record.
The Resolution must be implemented in full on the Palestinian territories....Why did you not ask Egypt during Camp David '78 to give up an inch of Sinai?" Arafat also used Islamic argumentation before American negotiators: "Jerusalem is not a Palestinian city only, it is an Arab, Islamic, and Christian one.
The "general principle" put forward was that "Arab areas are Palestinian and Jewish areas are Israeli." This principle of assigning sovereignty was to be applied to the Old City, as well.
www.jcpa.org /art/jid-campdavid.htm   (9983 words)

 ipedia.com: 1947 UN Partition Plan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The UN appointed a committee, the UNSCOP, composed of representatives from several states.
The UN General Assembly largely accepted UNSCOP's proposals, though they made some adjustments to the boundaries between the two states proposed by it.
For their part, for two decades after the UN partition plan was first implemented, every leader of every neighboring country promised to destroy Israel.
www.ipedia.com /1947_un_partition_plan.html   (1053 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Internationalising Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a way out of the impasse, I proposed reviving UN General Assembly Resolution 181 of 29 November 1947, better known as the partition plan, which, though never implemented, enjoys international legitimacy, not least because it is the only document that consecrates Israel's title to statehood within the community of nations.
But with their acceptance of Security Council Resolution 242, of the principle of "peace in exchange for land" (meaning Arab land occupied in 1967) and their adoption of peace as a "strategic" objective, this is no longer an obstacle.
The whole world, not only the Camp David II triumvirate, is concerned with the fate of the Holy City, and the Palestinians should seize this opportunity to win the sympathy of wide sections of world public opinion and avoid acting in a way that could alienate it.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2000/498/op3.htm   (1146 words)

 Timeline: United Nations Resolutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a timeline and list of selected United Nations Resolutions passed in reference to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
This is due to a subtle difference between the English and the French texts (both official) which refer to withdrawal "from territories occupied" and "des territoires occupés" (from the territories occupied) respectively.
Note: Resolution 338 is important today especially because it calls for the immediate implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 242 with a view to establish peace.
www.mepc.org /public_asp/resources_links/TimelineUNRes.asp   (422 words)

 Palestinians Reveal Long Term Plans (MEMRI) May, 1999
Since the signing of the Wye Agreement, the Palestinian leadership has attempted to strengthen UN General Assembly Resolution 181 the 1947 Partition Resolution.
Over the last five months, Resolution 181 has been transformed from a marginal demand that was only discussed in local forums in the Palestinian Authority's areas, to the centerpiece of Palestinian diplomacy in the UN and around the world.
Therefore, the Palestinian leadership accepts the internationalization of Jerusalem as a temporary act until it is transferred to the Palestinians: "It is essential [first of all] to release Jerusalem from the Israeli claws...
www.freeman.org /m_online/may99/memri.htm   (515 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations.
The right of each community to maintain its own schools for the education of its own members in its own language, while conforming to such educational requirements of a general as the City may impose, shall not be denied or impaired.
The residents of the City shall be then free to express by means of a referendum their wishes as to possible modifications of the regime of the City.
www.pna.gov.ps /subject_details2.asp?DocId=31   (1911 words)

 Palestine Center - Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
UN Special Committee on Palestine: Recommendations to the General Assembly
UN General Assembly Resolution 303 on the Internationalization of Jerusalem (1949)
UN Security Council Resolution 242 on the Middle East (1967)
www.palestinecenter.org /cpap/document.html   (179 words)

 Ariga: Peace: Historic Documents and Treaties: UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 181 November 29, 1947 (Partition)
Having met in special session at the request of the mandatory Power to constitute and instruct a Special Committee to prepare for the consideration of the question of the future Government of Palestine at the second regular session;
B. A Commission shall be set up consisting of one representative of each of five Member States.
C. A declaration shall be made to the United Nations by the Provisional Government of each proposed State before independence.
www.ariga.com /treaties/part181.shtml   (7473 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: The Partition of Palestine: UN General Assembly Resolution 181, November 29, 1947
Modern History Sourcebook: The Partition of Palestine: UN General Assembly Resolution 181, November 29, 1947
UN General Assembly Resolution 181, November 29, 1947
No permission is granted for commercial use of the Sourcebook.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1947UN181.html   (7403 words)

 Jerusalem Archives - 1947 - UN Resolution 181 (Partition Plan)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jerusalem Archives - 1947 - UN Resolution 181 (Partition Plan)
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
The resolution was accepted by the Jews in Palestine, yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab states.
www.jerusalem-archives.org /docs/d-6.html   (7312 words)

 Arab-Israeli Conflict
UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (11/29) - on the partition of Palestine
Assorted UN Documents Regarding the Issue of Palestine
UN General Assembly Resolution 1803 (XVII) of 14 December 1962, "Permanent sovereignty over natural resources"
www.historyteacher.net /Arab-Israeli_Conflict.htm   (1285 words)

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs > Regional Topics > Middle East Peace > Key Documents > UN General Assembly Resolutions
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www.state.gov /p/nea/rt/c9970.htm   (55 words)

 marginalia: Middle East Archives
Discussion of this resolution at the 2001 United Nations Anti-Racism Summit in Durban, South Africa led the US and Israeli delegations to walk out.
Expresses “alarm at the rejection of Security Council resolution 672 by the Israeli Government,” “[d]eplores the refusal of the Israeli Government to receive the mission of the Secretary-General [called for in 672] to the region,” and urges reconsideration and the full compliance with 672.
A List of UN Security Council Resolutions “against Israel”
themargins.net /marginalia/archives/middle_east   (217 words)

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