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UN Security Council Resolutions on Israel since 1948
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2001

Res. 101 (Nov 24, 53): Expressed 'strongest censure' of Israel for the first time because of its raid on Qibya.

Res. 106 (Mar 29, 55): Condemned Israel for Ghazzah raid.

Res. 111 (Jan 19, 56): Condemned Israel for raid on Syria that killed 56 people.

Res. 127 (Jan 22, 58): Recommended Israel to suspend its no-man's zone in Jerusalem.

Res. 162 (Apr 11, 61): Urged Israel to comply with UN decisions.

Res. 171 (Apr 9, 62): Determined 'flagrant violation' by Israel in its attack on Syria.

Res. 228 (Nov 25, 66): Censured Israel for its attack on Samu in Jordan.

Res. 237 (June 14, 67): Urged Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees.

Res. 248 (Mar 24, 68): Condemned Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan.Res. 250

(Apr 27, 68): Called on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem.

Res. 251 (May 2, 68): Deeply deplored Israel's military parade in Jerusalem and declared invalid
Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as its capital.

Res. 256 (Aug 16, 68): Condemned Israeli raids on Jordan as 'flagrant violation'.

Res. 259 (Sep 27, 68): Deplored Israel's refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation.

Res. 262 (Dec 31, 68): Condemned Israel's attack on Beirut airport destroying the entire fleet of Middle East Airlines.

Res. 265 (Apr 1, 69): Condemned Israel for air attacks on Salt in Jordan.

Res. 267 (July 3, 69): Censured Israel for administrative acts to change status of Jerusalem.

Res. 270 (Aug. 26, 69): Condemned Israel for air attack on villages in southern Lebanon.

Res. 271 (Sep 15, 69): Condemned Israel's failure to comply with UN Resolutions on Jerusalem.

Res. 279 (May 12, 70): Demanded withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon.

Res. 280 (May 19, 70): Condemned Israeli attacks against Lebanon.

Res. 285 (Sep 5, 70): Demanded immediate Israeli troop withdrawal from Lebanon.

Res. 298 (Sep 25, 71): Deplored Israel's change of status of Jerusalem.

Res. 313 (Aug 8, 72): Demanded Israel stop attacks against Lebanon.

Res. 316 (June 26, 72): Condemned Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon.

Res. 317 (July 21, 72): Deplored Israel's refusal to release Arabs abducted from Lebanon.

Res. 332 (Apr 21, 73): Condemned Israel's repeated attacks against Lebanon.

Res. 337 (Aug 15, 73): Condemned Israel for violating Lebanon's sovereignty.

Res. 347 (Apr 24, 74): Condemned Israeli attacks on Lebanon.

Res. 425 (Mar 19, 78): Called on Israel to withdraw its forces unconditionally from Lebanon.

Res. 427 (May 3, 78): Called on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon.

Res. 444 (Jan 19, 79): Deplored Israel's lack of cooperation with UN peace forces.

Res. 446 (Mar 22, 79): Determined Israeli settlements as a 'serious obstruction' to peace, and called on Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

Res. 450 (June 14, 79): Called on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon.
Res. 452 (July 20, 79): Called on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories.

Res. 465 (Mar 1, 80): Deplored Israel's settlements and asked all member States not to assist Israel's settlement programme.

Res. 467 (Apr 24, 80): Condemned Israel's military intervention in Lebanon.

Res. 468 (May 8, 80): Called on Israel to Rescind illegal expulsion of two Palestinian Mayors and a Judge, and to facilitate their return.

The History of Palestine 1895 - 1992

1895 The total population of Palestine was 500,000 of whom 47,000 were Jews who owned 0.5% of the land.

1896 Following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, 'The Jewish State'.

He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.
1897 The first Zionist Congress was held in Switzerland, which issued the Basle programme on the colonisation of Palestine and the establishment of the World Zionist Organisation (WZO).

1904 Fourth Zionist Congress decided to establish a national home for Jews in Argentina.

1906 The Zionist congress decided the Jewish homeland should be Palestine.

1914 With the outbreak of World War I, Britain promised the independence of Arab lands under Ottoman rule, including Palestine, in return for Arab support against Turkey which had entered the war on the side of Germany.

1916 Britain and France signed the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided the Arab region into zones of influence. Lebanon and Syria were assigned to France, Jordan and Iraq to Britain and Palestine was to be internationalised.

1917 Lord Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary sent a letter to the Zionist leader Lord Rothschild which later became known as "The Balfour declaration". He stated that Britain would use its best endeavours to facilitate the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. At that time the population of Palestine was 700,000 of which 574,000 were Muslims, 74,000 were Christian, and 56,000 were Jews.

1919 The Palestinians convened their first National Conference and expressed their opposition to the Balfour Declaration.

1920 The San Remo Conference granted Britain a mandate over Palestine and two years later Palestine was effectively under British administration, and Sir Herbert Samuel, a declared Zionist, was sent as Britain's first High Commissioner to Palestine.

1936 The Palestinians held a six-month General Strike to protest against the confiscation of land and Jewish immigration.

1939 The British government published a new White Paper restricting Jewish immigration and offering independence for Palestine within ten years. This was rejected by the Zionists, who then organised terrorist groups and launched a bloody campaign against the British and the Palestinians. The aim was to drive them both out of Palestine and to pave the way for the establishment of the Zionist state.

1947 The United Nations approved the partition under which the Palestinian Arabs, who accounted for 70% of the population and owned 92% of the land, were allocated 47% of the country.

1948 British forces withdrew from Palestine in May and the Zionists proclaimed the state of Israel without defining its borders. Arab armies moved to defend the Palestinians.

1949 A cease fire was finally agreed. The Zionists controlled 77% of Palestinian land and over 1 million Palestinians were forced to leave their country. The West Bank was put under Jordanian control and the Gaza Strip under Egyptian control.

1964 The Palestine Liberation Organisation was established.

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