Maguire to UN: Revoke Israel membership

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate says the United Nations should suspend or revoke Israel’s membership for defying resolutions over years.

Some 65 UN resolutions condemning Israeli actions against Palestinians have been defied by Tel Aviv.

Mairead Maguire, a 64-year-old Irish, who won the 1976 peace prize, said at a Thursday news conference that its reluctance to take heed of UN resolutions should be followed with some sort of punishment, the Associated Press reported.

Meanwhile, thanks to Washington’s membership in the Security Council, at least 40 anti-Israeli UNSC resolutions have been vetoed by since 1972.

Since 2004, Washington has vetoed three resolutions which called on Tel Aviv to halt its operations in the Gaza Strip.

The region had been previously occupied by Israel. Since the withdrawal of Israeli forces, the strip has regularly suffered from Israeli rocket attacks which have caused the death of a large number of civilians in the area.


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