Israel is even supported and armed to the teeth by the United States which has provided it with vital tanks, missiles and logistics, including intelligence. All of Israel’s political and diplomatic initiatives in the United Nations have been supported almost automatically by the United States. The U.S. and Israel have always voted together trying to block United Nations Resolutions related to the welfare of the Palestinian peoples. Some of these examples of the U.S.and Israel voting together in isolation are the following:
On Dec. 18, 1978, the United Nation General Assembly passed Resolution 33/75, On the Living Conditions of the Palestinian People, with 110 YES votes. There were only two NO votes, by Israel and the United States;
On Dec. 14, 1979, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 34/100, Against Support for Intervention in the Internal or External Affairs of States, with 104 YES votes; There were only two votes NO by Israel and the United States.
On Dec. 17, 1979, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 34/158, Preparations and Carrying Out of the UN Conference on Women, with 121 YES votes; only two voted NO, the United States and Israel, because they did not want the Palestinian people to be represented in the UN Conference.
On Dec. 18, 1983, the General Assembly approved Resolution 39/232, Support for the UN Industrial Development Organization, with 118 YES votes; and two NO votes by the United States and Israel.
On Dec. 13, 1985, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 40/48 Measures to be Taken against Nazi, Fascist and Neo-Fascist Activities, with 121 YES votes, as against two NO votes by Israel and the United States;
On Oct. 15, 1987, the UN General Assembly passed Res. 42/5 On Cooperation Between the United Nations and the League of Arab States. This was approved with 153 YES votes as against two NO votes by Israel and the United States.
On Nov. 12, 1987, the UN General Assembly approved Resolution 42/18 On the Need for Compliance in the International Court of Justice Concerning Military and Paramilitary Activities Against Nicaragua, which was approved by 94 YES votes, as against two NO votes by Israel and the United States;
Finally, on Dec. 17, 1987, the UN General Assembly approved Resolution 42/159 Measures to Prevent International Terrorism, Study the Underlying Political and Economic Causes of Imperialism, Convene a Conference to Define Terrorism and to Differentiate it from the Struggle of People for National Liberation, , which was approved with 153 YES votes as against two NO votes by Israel and the United States.
As if the U.S. and Israel tandem in diplomacy was not enough, the United States also provides most of the vital military logistics and intelligence, especially technical, to Israel.
Let me highlight the context of the Palestinian question with the following important points:
1. Since World War II, U.S. priorities in the Middle East focused on assuring access of U.S. and Western oil companies to oil in the Middle East. This was why the creation of Israel by Zionists in 1948 was backed up to the hilt by British and U.S. armaments and diplomacy. Palestinians lost their entire homeland in the process and were placed in containment areas like the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
2. The 1958 Eisenhower Doctrine allowed U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean to defend U.S. and western interests. This was a go-signal for the CIA-initiated military coup d’ etat in Iran against the Iranian head of state and nationalist Mossadegh after he tried to nationalize Western oil companies in Iran; the pro-US Shah of Iran was installed as gate keeper of Western interests in Iran.
3. After 1958, U.S. Middle East policy expanded to include the objective of defending Israel, where US took over the British in defending Zionism.
4. Israel today depends on continuing vital U.S. military and economic aid and unswerving political and diplomatic support. In turn, the U.S. counts on Israel to act as a reliable collaborator in strategic political, military, economic goals. Israel is the No. 1 recipient of U.S. military assistance to the Middle East, with Egypt, Turkey and Jordan following behind.