NEW YORK – UN Security Council to meet on Middle East Plan. The United States has requested a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on Thursday.
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner will present the administration’s new Middle East plan. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority, Arab League and OIC have all rejected the plan.
Kushner will brief the 14 other members on Thursday, said Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve of Belgium. Meanwhile Belgium holds the rotating presidency of SC while UN Security Council to meet in Middle East Plan.
The Palestinians, who have strongly criticized Trump’s plan, have indicated they plan to submit a draft resolution through Tunisia, a non-permanent member of the Security Council.
In late 2017, a Palestinian-inspired resolution condemning Washington’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital received 14 votes in the Security Council, but the United States quashed it with its veto.
Kushner is the architect of the plan which President Donald Trump presented along with Israeli Prime Minister. The Arab League, along with Palestinian Authority rejected it on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation rejected it on Monday.
It makes numerous concessions to Israel, proposing the establishment of a Palestinian capital in Abu Dis, a suburb of Jerusalem. The Palestinians have long sought the whole of east Jerusalem as their capital. The US proposal also gives consent for the annexation of Israeli settlements as well as the Jordan Valley, Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967.
The US mission at the UN would provide no details on the request for the session as UN Security Council.