Israel/Palestine

  • Tomorrow (12 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. The 1 July report of the Quartet, comprised of the UN, Russia, US and EU, is expected to feature prominently in the discussion. Council...

  • July 2016

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine and the absence of a path toward a political solution. An outcome is unlikely.

  • Yesterday, 21 May, on the last day of their visiting mission, Security Council members met in Cairo with members of the League of Arab States (LAS) – the first “consultative meeting” between the two bodies. They also met with the...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (6 May), Egypt, Security Council president and Arab Group representative, together with Angola, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela, has organised an Arria-formula meeting on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The meeting,...

  • On Monday (18 April), the Security Council will hold its regular quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to brief the Council on prospects for a political solution to the conflict, and may elaborate on...

  • April 2016

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine and the absence of a path toward a political solution.

  • 17 February 2016

    Middle East Briefing and Draft Press Statement

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (18 February), Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will provide a briefing, followed by consultations, during the Council’s regular monthly meeting on the Middle East. There has been an increase in Council activity on Israel/Palestine under Venezuela’s presidency....

  • January 2016

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Issues likely to be raised include the absence of a path toward a political solution and continuing incidents of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • Tomorrow (22 October), the Security Council will convene for the quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with Spain’s foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo presiding over the ministerial-level meeting. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is...

  • This morning (16 October), at Jordan’s request, the Council will have a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the escalation of tensions and violence in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The permanent representatives...

  • October 2015

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine.

  • 16 July 2015

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Gaza

    What's in Blue

    On Monday morning (20 July), Security Council members Jordan and Malaysia are convening an Arria-formula meeting on Gaza. The meeting is intended to draw attention to the fact that since the 51-day Israeli offensive “Operation Protective Edge” against Gaza one...

  • July 2015

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine. New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, is expected to preside.

  • April 2015

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine.  Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh is expected to preside.

  • 14 January 2015

    Middle East Open Debate

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (15 January), the Security Council will convene for its first Middle East quarterly open debate of the year, with a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs Jens Toyberg-Frandzen. Interventions by the new Council members – Angola, Malaysia, New...