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UNESCO votes for Palestinian Statehood.

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Palestinians bid for Statehood has surpassed it's first hurtle.UNESCO executive committe has agreed to back it's bid to be a cultural body with rights of a state.Next is the general assembly.

First great victory for Palestine.
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Palestine won a first diplomatic victory in its quest for statehood on Wednesday when the UNESCO executive committee backed its bid to become a member of the cultural body with the rights of a state.
Palestine's Arab allies braved intense US and French diplomatic pressure to bring the motion before the committee's member states, which passed it by 40 votes in favour to four against, with 14 abstentions.




posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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I don't know how it posted twice?



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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I hope this brings union and no more separation. Im glad for them



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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Fine, give them statehood. Then when the next rocket flies stomp the living *snip* out of them with no mercy.

 

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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your fear is what's wrong with the world.

i know you've been conditioned to think it's gay, but all you need is love, love, LOVE



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by Beavers
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your fear is what's wrong with the world.
What fear? I do not believe that this terrorist controlled state desires to live in peace. When they achieve statehood, they should be held completely accountable for their actions. As soon as the first rocket flies, Israel should be allowed to declare war and stomp them all the way back to the Paleozoic era.

ETA: I would LOVE to see that

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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You talking about hellfire rockets?



posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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What fear? I do not believe that this terrorist controlled state desires to live in peace. When they achieve statehood, they should be held completely accountable for their actions. As soon as the first rocket flies, Israel should be allowed to declare war and stomp them all the way back to the Paleozoic era.


Likewise for Palestine. When they achieve statehood, Israel should be held completely accountable for all their human rights violations that at least contributed to Palestinian actions through the years. As soon as the first rocket flies, the new state of Palestine should be able to do the same. I believe that is the true reason the Israel opposes statehood, because they know they will be held accountable for their actions in a different way.

I say Yay Palestine, good luck and Allah speed.



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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Palestine Special: Maps, road maps and plans of partition in 1947.

Partition Plan of 1947 -
Compared to the Armistice Line (1983)


Jerusalem, proposed borders (1947)


Armistice Line (1949)


Jerusalem - Israel expanded by
desde 1967 (1997) since 1967 (1997)


Israel Occupied Territories
desde 1967 (1991) since 1967 (1991)



Israeli settlements
desde 1967 (1996) since 1967 (1996)



Report of the fact finding mission from the United Nations.
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posted on Oct, 20 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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UNSC may vote on PA statehood bid in early November.


UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian quest for UN membership is likely to come to a head on or around Nov. 11, when Security Council ambassadors plan a final meeting to decide their response, diplomats said on Wednesday.

The date represents a delay in dealing with the Palestinian application, submitted by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sept. 23, amid hopes that indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks scheduled for next week could get a peace process off the ground.

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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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US Threatens UNESCO over Palestine

UNESCO's executive committee on October 5 overwhelmingly voted to approve the Palestinian membership bid at the UN. The decision needs the approval of the general assembly of the organization.

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The United States has threatened to cut off its funds to UNESCO, if the UN organization recognizes Palestine as a full member of the United Nations.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland gave the warning on Wednesday, adding that there would be serious repercussions for the UN body, AFP reported.

“We've made the point that there are very clear red lines in US legislation,” Nuland said.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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Jihad Islami fires 35 missiles, shells at Israeli towns

Al-Qods fighters fired 35 Grad and Quassam missiles over a period of 5 hours today into Israel injuring 11 civilans.

Jihad Islami fires 35 missiles, shells at Israeli towns

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Schools in southern Israel and Beersheba University will stay closed Sunday and people living within range of missile fire from Gaza told to stay near fortified buildings.

The 35 Grad and Qassam missiles and mortar rounds fired by Jihad Islami Saturday, Oct. 29, injured 11 civilians – two seriously when an Ashkelon home took a directly hit – and cause substantial damage to buildings and vehicles. The fifth Grad missile to explode in Ashdod port town caused a fire between two high-rise residential buildings and after an empty school yard was hit. Three more landed in the Western Negev, another in Gan Yavneh causing minor injuries to one person and several shock cases, and two hits on empty ground in Ofakim. As Beersheba went on missile alert, three mortar rounds hit the Eshkol farm district.



Israel kills 5 Islamic Jihad fighters in Gaza to provoke the attack

Well it appears that the peace process between Israel and Palestinian people will never happen.With the recent caches of weapons tracked from Libya to Sanai,as reported from HRW,things can only go down hill from here.

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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warplanes shelled the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing five members of Islamic Jihad's armed wing and injuring 15 others, four of them seriously, medics and security officials said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces fired two missiles at a military site operated by the Al-Quds Brigades near Tal al-Sultan, northeast of the border city of Rafah.

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posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Fine, give them statehood. Then when the next rocket flies stomp the living *snip* out of them with no mercy.


One of the most ignorant posts I've seen in a very long time.

Too bad, your side of the fence lost today.



posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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UNESCO votes to admit Palestine; U.S. cuts off funding.



Israel Occupied Territories desde 1967 (1991) since 1967 (1991)




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NEW YORK — UNESCO voted Monday to admit Palestine into the organization as its newest member, and the United States promptly responded by cutting off funding for the agency.

Acting under a legal requirement to cut U.S. funds to any U.N. agency that recognizes a Palestinian state, the State Department on Monday announced that the United States has stopped funding the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization because of the vote. Department spokesman Victoria Nuland told reporters that the Obama administration would not make a planned $60 million payment to the agency due this month.


Israeli settlements desde 1967 (1996) since 1967 (1996)




Jerusalem - Israel expanded by desde 1967 (1997) since 1967 (1997)







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posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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UNESCO pleads with the U.S. to restore it's funding,says that "it will be impossible for us to maintain our current level of activity," which jeopardizes programs in America's core interest.

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(CBS/AP) PARIS - The head of UNESCO is pleading with the U.S. to reinstate funding cut off after the agency granted membership to Palestine

.Director-General Irina Bokova warned in a statement Wednesday that the move jeopardizes programs "in America's core interests," such as those fostering a free media in nascent Mideast democracies.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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Al-Malki says Palestine will not try to join other UN agencies.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki stated that " the PLO will not apply to join any more international organizations but will focus on full membership of the United Nations."


Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki speaks during a news
conference in Ramallah Nov. 3, 2011. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The PLO will not apply to join any more international organizations but will focus on full membership of the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority minister of foreign affairs said Thursday.

Some 107 countries voted Monday to admit Palestine as a member of UNESCO, and Riyad al-Malki told reporters in Ramallah that membership of the UN cultural agency was a step toward countering some historic injustices.



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posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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France won’t support Palestinian UN membership bid

Becoming the 2nd country after US to issue a formal statement on the vote, France told UN Council sub-committee that it plans to abstain.

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Israel’s efforts to thwart a Palestinian drive for unilateral statehood at the United Nations was buoyed Saturday when France announced that it didn’t support the measure.

France is one of 15 nations that comprise the UN Security Council, which is debating a Palestinian request for UN membership.



posted on Nov, 8 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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US lawmakers unblock some aid to Palestinian Authority

" A second tranche of nearly $148 million that was supposed to fund the Palestinian Authority police forces was recently unblocked after the committee received assurances about the use of the funds and their importance to US national security. "

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US lawmakers have lifted a hold on nearly $200 million in aid to the Palestinians that had been suspended in response to the Palestinian bid for full UN membership, officials said Monday.

The US funds had been held back by Congress since Aug. 18, according to the office of the Republican chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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Palestinian flag to fly at UNESCO Thursday

Way to go Palestine..One step closer to UN recognition as a State.Keep seeking membership in various other global organizations.

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For the first time, the Palestinian flag will be raised this week in front of the UNESCO building in Paris acknowledging Palestine's admission, the ambassador to the UN said Wednesday.

Riyad Mansour says Elias Sunbor, the Palestinian envoy in Paris, will raise the flag Thursday.Mansour told Ma'an the leadership in Ramallah was studying several options on how to proceed with initiatives in the UN, including a request for a vote on admission in the Security Council.




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