Tell U.S. to Support UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements
Please add your name right now to our petition below to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice asking her to vote in favor of this resolution.
Dear U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice,
I urge you to vote in favor of the upcoming Security Council resolution reaffirming that Israel's settlements “are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
President Obama himself has stated that the United States “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.” A 1978 State Department legal memo, which is still official U.S. policy, concluded that Israel's settlements are "inconsistent with international law."
As the Obama Administration appears to be supporting human rights in Tunisia and Egypt and their citizens' demands for freedom, the United States will lose credibility if it vetoes a UN resolution that supports those same rights for Palestinians.
The State Department said on Human Rights Day last December that “there is a single universal standard that applies to every country, including our own. We apply it to the Israelis, and we also view... Palestinians as being human beings under the Universal Declaration [of Human Rights] and entitled to those rights.”
I urge you to put these words into action by voting in favor of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's illegal settlements.
This petition has a goal of 15000 signatures
13565 total signers.