Populist-right news site Breitbart raises concerns that United States may avoid vetoing anti-Israel resolutions • Palestinians, New Zealand, Sweden among those to put forward anti-Israel resolutions • Resolutions focus on settlements, boycott effort.

News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
12/21/2016

U.S. President Barack Obama may yet allow for anti-Israel resolutions to pass at the U.N., populist-right news site Breitbart reported, citing anonymous sources.

The resolutions, if passed, would increase pressure on Jerusalem and possibly even advance the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

According to the report, the Palestinians are now sending out a U.N. Security Council resolution draft determining that settlements are illegal and demanding that U.N. member states avoid offering any aid to Israel that could be tied to settlement activity. Other anti-Israel resolutions from New Zealand and Sweden are reportedly in the works.

Just last week, Breitbart reported, Palestinian leaders spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to convince the United States not to veto an anti-Israel U.N. resolution.

The report said sources indicated the Obama administration may ultimately avoid using its veto to prevent an anti-Israel Security Council resolution.

At the same time, this week, the U.N. General Assembly is planning to vote to fund an initiative by the U.N. Human Rights Council to create a “blacklist of companies with direct or indirect business ties supporting the settlements. There are concerns that, because many Israeli companies have ties to businesses in the settlements, such a list could damage the entire Israeli economy.

Israel Hayom