WASHINGTON - A number of anti-Israeli resolutions are expected to pass on Monday at the United Nations ahead of next week's anniversary of the 1947 UN vote to partition the British Mandate of Palestine into two states.
Twenty resolutions are to be proposed at the meeting, including ones calling for the Palestinian right of return, placing responsibility for terror on Israel while disregarding the terrorism in Israel in recent weeks, and accusing Israel of changing the status quo at the Temple Mount compound.
Israel will mark the anniversary next Sunday – but because that's during the weekend, UN General Assembly is set to meet this Monday.
The decisions are expected to pass with an automatic majority based on Muslim and unaligned nations. Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, has been conducting a diplomatic offensive to rally major democratic nations to refrain from supporting the moves against Israel.
"Instead of condemning Palestinians for terror, incitement, and lies, the international continues to give them concessions and rewards," Danon told Ynet. He added that the resolutions are to be brought to a vote without mentioning the 174 terror attacks committed by Palestinians in recent weeks.
The resolutions to be voted on involve condemnations of Israel for its alleged policies and Israeli citizens for alleged violence and provocations, as well as proposals to regulate activities by pro-Palestinian groups.