Political Science: UN Speech

Political Science: UN Speech Ladies and gentlemen, as a representative of Saudi Arabia, I stand before you today to announce my support for creation and recognition of Palestine as a full member State of the United Nations (UN). We support Palestinians as they share a similar cultural background. Thus, I believe UN must represent the will of the people by openly expressing support for Palestinians.
Palestinians have been experiencing wars and conflicts for decades. They have adversely affected talks seeking to identify measures to undertake to end the conflict. I therefore believe we have to discuss the need to create Palestine as an independent State as a possibility resolution to the issue. I believe this proposal has the potential of bringing peace and stability in the region. It raises attention to the issue facing Palestine prompting council members to discuss the need to create an independent Palestinian State. It is however crucial that we carefully consider the current troubling events of our time before making a decision. I have documented some of the events below as they have led Saudi Arabia to be concerned about its survival and security.
Foremost, Palestinians witnessed a factory in a city located fifty kilometers from Tehran explode in December 16th 2016 killing people. This led Rohani to blame Israel for the explosion through a press conference released in December 18th 2016. Saudi Arabia is therefore concerned about peace and stability in the Middle East. As the government, we understand that Israel and Palestine have to respect the will of the people if they wish to maintain peace and prevent conflicts from escalating in the region.
In December 26th, the civil war was still ongoing in Syria. Despite the casualties exceeding five hundred thousand, the Syrian army did not hesitate to move towards Israel borders as it is alert. This however did not hinder Hizballah to launch five missiles on Israel towns located in the north. Hamas also launched seven Grad missiles. Two days later, Egypt requested United States and Europe to intervene and stop Israel through inspection of its nuclear sites. This led John Kerry to arrive for an emergency meeting visit in Cairo and Jerusalem with Netanyahu. Netanyahu denied Israel the right to accept nuclear and strategic weapons from Iran and Syria respectively destined to Hizballah in Lebanon.
On January 6th 2017, Mahmud Abbas gave a speech in Ramallah declaring that lack of vote at the Security Council will force him to retire and dismantle the presidents PA. Nine days later, May, Merkel, and Hollande met in Berlin to coordinate positions. Reports however suggested there were disagreements among them to abstain in the final vote. This led Pakistan and China to upgrade the Palestinian representation in their individual States to levels of embassies. One week later, the Security Council called all states in the region to act responsibly through an emergency meeting allowing them to present their positions. This however led the final vote to be postponed until February 2017.
I acknowledge a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict should be a goal we should achieve. I call for support in creating the two-state solution by pursuing negotiations in good faith including United States as a superpower. I would like to encourage President Obama to acknowledge Middle East needs to find a lasting resolution benefitting all UN member States. Thus, he should use his remaining days in office to bring all parties to the negotiating table to develop a resolution to the existing conflict.
In conclusion ladies and gentlemen, we should acknowledge it is our responsibility to offer negotiated resolutions resolving the problem and preventing war. Thus, I pledge a contribution of $300 billion as prove of Saudi Arabia’s commitment in creation of a Palestinian State that can maintain normal relations with Israel. I also recommend all members to support a return to 1967 borders to bring an end to the conflict.