United Nations Security Council resolution 497, adopted unanimously on 17 December 1981, declared that the Israeli Golan Heights Law
, which effectively annexed the Golan Heights
, is "null and void and without international legal effect" and further calls on Israel
to rescind its action.
The council requested the secretary-general
to report to the council within two weeks on the implementation of the resolution, and in the event of non-compliance by Israel, the council would reconvene, not later than 5 January 1982, to discuss further action under the United Nations Charter.
Israel did not comply with the resolution and after lengthy discussions on 20 January 1982 the USA vetoed a Chapter VII resolution that called for action by the international community against Israel. Then on 5 February 1982 an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted by 86 votes to 21 a resolution calling for a boycott of Israel (the US and many other Western states voted against).
* Arab–Israeli conflict
* Golan Heights
* Israel–Syria relations
* List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 401 to 500
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