The Take: Can the UN do anything to stop Israel’s war on Gaza?

As Israel’s war on Gaza continues, questions grow about the power of the UN in stopping the war.

Egyptian Ambassador to the United Nations Osama Abdelkhalek speaks to delegates during the United Nations General Assembly, where a vote on a ceasefire resolution is expected, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, US, December 12, 2023
Egyptian Ambassador to the United Nations Osama Abdelkhalek speaks to delegates during the United Nations General Assembly, where a vote on a ceasefire resolution is expected, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, US, December 12, 2023 [Eduardo Munoz/Reuters]

Diplomats at the United Nations are reaching deep into their toolbox in an effort to broker a lasting ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza. As they invoke various articles and resolutions, The Take asks whether any of them are capable of bringing an end to the war, and if not, what will that mean for the UN’s credibility going forward?

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This episode was produced by Negin Owliaei, Fahrinisa Campana and our host Malika Bilal. David Enders fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera