Here is an explanation of the U.N. resolutions that bear on the issues of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine:

Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967:Adopted Nov. 22, 1967, primarily called for withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from the occupied territories and the end of all hostilities in the Middle East, with all states recognizing the rights of the others to "live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force."

Security Council Resolution 338 of 1973:

Passed Oct. 22, 1973, during the Arab-Israeli war, called for an end to the fighting; called on all parties to begin implementing Resolution 242; and most importantly, called for negotiations between the parties for "a just and durablepeace in the Middle East."