Briefing: Palestinian efforts to declare Unilateral Independence

Briefing: Palestinian efforts to declare Unilateral Independence

Event Recap

In the coming weeks and months, the Palestinian Authority plans to attempt to win United Nations approval for a unilateral declaration of independence along the pre-1967 borders. This move, which violates past agreements with Israel and the United States, threatens to destroy the peace process, isolate Israel and could destabilize the Middle East. Instead of a negotiated peace, the Palestinians hope to mobilize the international community to impose peace on Israel along indefensible borders.

The briefers will explain the Palestinian strategy, analyze the balance of forces in the United Nations, explain the relevant UN procedures and lay out a strategy for how the U.S. Congress and individual Members could help defeat this dangerous move. Congress has a crucial role to play. Members could make the different between success and failure.

Event Details

Congressional Staff Briefing

Hosted by: B'nai Brith International, The American Jewish International Relations Institute, The Israel Project, & The International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation

In the coming weeks and months, the Palestinian Authority plans to attempt to win United Nations approval for a unilateral declaration of independence along the pre-1967 borders. This move, which violates past agreements with Israel and the United States, threatens to destroy the peace process, isolate Israel and could destabilize the Middle East. Instead of a negotiated peace, the Palestinians hope to mobilize the international community to impose peace on Israel along indefensible borders.

The briefers will explain the Palestinian strategy, analyze the balance of forces in the United Nations, explain the relevant UN procedures and lay out a strategy for how the U.S. Congress and individual Members could help defeat this dangerous move. Congress has a crucial role to play. Members could make the different between success and failure.

Event Details

  • Date: 05/06/11
  • Location: Cannon HOB 121
  • Address: Washington DC