HISTORICAL SECURITY COUNCIL
MUNUSAL 2021 will simulate the Historical Security Council in English, the DISEC in English and UNESCO in Spanish. The press team, The Globe, will publish articles in both English and Spanish.
The Palestine Question
It is April 1948 and fighting in the British Mandate Territory of Palestine has increased. With the British now eager to leave, the question of who will control the land to the west of the Jordan River remains highly contentious. Following UN General Assembly Resolution 181 that recommends the partition of the land into an independent Jewish and an independent Arab state, fighting has broken out in several areas. After several months of fending off attacks from irregular Arab forces, the Jewish Haganah is beginning to shift into offensive positions, threatening to exacerbate the conflict.
Both the Arab and Jewish forces present claims to control the land after the upcoming departure of the British. It is a matter of utmost urgency for the international community. The atrocities of World War II and the Holocaust are only beginning to come to light; at the same time the creation of a Jewish National Home, as advocated by the Jewish Agency in Palestine, is threatening to draw neighboring Arab states into the conflict. The United Nations Security Council should now take measures to bring about a peaceful resolution of the conflict and avoid wider regional implications.
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̶U̶n̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶K̶i̶n̶g̶d̶o̶m̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶B̶r̶i̶t̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶N̶o̶r̶t̶h̶e̶r̶n̶ ̶I̶r̶e̶l̶a̶n̶d̶
̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶S̶o̶v̶i̶e̶t̶ ̶S̶o̶c̶i̶a̶l̶i̶s̶t̶ ̶R̶e̶p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶s̶
Syrian Arab Republic
̶U̶n̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶A̶m̶e̶r̶i̶c̶a̶
Jewish Agency – Observer
̶A̶r̶a̶b̶ ̶H̶i̶g̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶C̶o̶m̶m̶i̶t̶t̶e̶e̶ ̶–̶ ̶O̶b̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶r̶