According to Israel Radio, the U.S. State Department announced its intentions to stem the number of resolutions against Israel passed in the United Nations General Assembly.
The United Nation’s General Assembly opened Thursday its 59th session at its New York headquarters.
The statements follow a resolution adopted at a non-governmental conference committee meeting Wednesday at UN headquarters calling for UN member nations and international bodies to increase their pressure on Israel to put an end to the occupation.
The resolution warned that sanctions should be considered ‘if Israel does not complyÃ¢â‚¬Â, calling for immediate steps for economic divestment from Israel .
The NGOs decided to put pressure on governments to meticulously enforce UN decisions concerning Palestinian rights, calling world nations to stand for their obligations and provide protection to Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.
The NGOs’ diplomatic move was also seen as a special effort to influence UN debates on Middle East issues.
The NGO council is considered a pivotal international organization with significant influence in the UN.
UN Palestinian representatives are planning to submit a draft resolution on the West Bank separation wall to the General Assembly that would include the threat of sanctions against Israel .
The resolution included an explicit threat that ‘if Israel does not comply [and end the occupation], sanctions will be leveled and an arms embargo will be put in place.’ The resolution also threatened economic divestment from Israel .