Delegate Name: Hannah Bhaskaran
Forest Hills Eastern
In 1947, the “United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine” resolution was created. The Partition plan recommended division of Mandatory Palestine (British-controlled) into Arab and Jewish sovereign states. Immediately after the resolution was passed, the 1947–1949 Palestine war broke out. Due to intolerable strife, Britain withdrew itself from Palestine, and consequently the state of Israel was established. Since the establishment of Israel, there have been multiple proposals to establish a state of Palestine, or a binational state of both- however, all proposals have been rejected by the state of Israel. Violence in this region surges in the form of political protests and militia violence. Currently, to quell the conflict, a two-state solution has been introduced on the Palestinian territories which have been occupied by Israel since 1967.
Colombia abstained from the UN vote on the Partition Plan for Palestine. We believe the resolution was too hastily planned, and that a solution should have been postponed until at least 1948. Colombia believes that the two-state solution is the most peaceful solution, and urges full support of a resolution which introduces it.