In the midst of political unrest in several nations, there was hope for a step in the right direction. 130 nations had sponsored a UN Security Council resolution, calling on Israel to cease settlement activity in Palestinian Territory.
Amnesty International, an active human rights group, has condemned Israel’s policy of settling civilians in occupied land as it violates the Fourth Geneva Convention. And the resolution was considered to be a step towards preserving the human rights of those in the region.
All other 14 members of the Security Council voted for this resolution and the USA stood alone, stating the reason being that they wanted the both sides to negotiate and not have hardened views against each other, which this resolution would encourage.
I just wonder why the USA never thought of negotiating when the Afghanistan issue was at the forefront, we should have reasoned with the Taliban as opposed to warring with a country and leaving it shell shocked an unable to rebuild itself?
Why did we not negotiate before invading Iraq in the search for weapons of mass destruction, which did not exist!
I’m just a bit outraged that the UN still exists in the state where it has no power! What is the point of the UN anymore? To allow countries like the USA to legitimately carry out its conquests, while condemning those not in its interest?