International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 457–470

The Question of Palestine and United States Behavior at the United Nations

  • Saliba Sarsar

DOI: 10.1023/B:IJPS.0000019613.01593.5e

Cite this article as:
Sarsar, S. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society (2004) 17: 457. doi:10.1023/B:IJPS.0000019613.01593.5e


This article examines United States behavior at the United Nations regarding the Question of Palestine, with focus on the US-Israel relationship and US voting pattern. What is found is an overwhelming voting coincidence between the US and Israel in the UN General Assembly or a US liberal use of the veto in the UN Security Council in support of Israel. The strong bond between both countries, brought about by common interests and practical US realities, has created an impasse on the Question of Palestine at the UN. All concerned must realize that membership in the UN necessitates upholding the UN Charter and moving beyond national idiosyncrasies and short-term advantages in order to achieve stability and peace with justice for all.

PalestineUnited NationsUnited Statesveto powerIsrael

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saliba Sarsar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMonmouth University, West Long Branch