What is the Significance of a UN Resolution the Palestinians Want to Introduce?

, April 11, 2016

Lenny Ben-David, Jerusalem Center’s Director of Publications interviews Amb. Alan Baker, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs.
Question of the day:
As the former legal advisor to Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Ambassador to Canada, can you respond to reports of a new Palestinian initiative for a UN Security Council resolution to condemn Israeli policies? Ha’aretz and some columnists unfriendly to Israel are calling for President Obama NOT to veto such a resolution.
What would such a resolution mean practically?

About Amb. Alan Baker

Amb. Alan Baker is Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center and the head of the Global Law Forum. He participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, as well as agreements and peace treaties with Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. He served as legal adviser and deputy director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Israel’s ambassador to Canada.