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Israel: Palestinian UNESCO bid is 'a rejection of negotiations' Plus American Threats

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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As UNESCO moves toward Palestinian recognition, Congress threatens to cut funding


www.mondoweiss.net

While all eyes have been on the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood at the United Nations, the PA has been busy pursuing other creative, if less formal and significant, ways to promote the idea and fact of a Palestinian state. Yesterday the Palestinian National Council won "Partner for Democracy Status" in the Council of Europe, the foremost human rights organization on the continent. And today the board of UNESCO, the UN's main cultural body, voted in favor of the Palestinian's draft resolution for membership in the organization (similar to their situation in the UN at large, the Palestinians have had observer status since 1974). The resolution will now be submitted to UNESCO's 193-member General Conference for a vote sometime within the next month.
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edit on 5-10-2011 by Weathermen because: Updated article




posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Lol...I'm just....speechless.

Uhh..Lets recap a little.

America cut funds to Palestine for seeking statehood, but doesn't change funding for Israel because of settlement construction. You can argue settlements aren't illegal, well going to the UN for statehood isn't either. And BOTH are unilateral steps, but one is the direct result of the other.

I've listened to Muhammad Abbas' speech and I've listen to Benjamin Netanyahu' address to the UN General Assembly on the 23rd. Abbas reassured the international community, they would (if their attempt for statehood succeeds) continue to work with Israel on security matters (and other things) regardless. He expressed his yearning to return to the negotiation tables, but A) until settlement activity stops or B) they are recognized a state. You can watch his address here:

www.unmultimedia.org...

As for Netanyahu, same old rhetoric. If you've watched a Netanyahu speech in the past (like when he addressed congress) it's pretty much the same story with him now. You can watch his address here:

www.unmultimedia.org...

So now, we're threatening the UNESCO to cut funding if they accept the Palestinians as a member of that group. This is how wiki describes the group:


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; pronounced /juːˈnɛskoʊ/) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights along with fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.[2] It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation.


This organization would be responsible for bringing Palestinian and Israeli citizens together in mutual collaboration in academics hopefully strengthening their relationship which would inevitably lead to peace (the two parties would be able to work together and come to respect each other, through this organization).

Just America holding someone hostage...again...for money...

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edit on 5-10-2011 by Weathermen because: (no reason given)



 
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