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Might wanna get rid of Queenie at some point. Just an idea.
Unesco: “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “. By what standards were the Palestinians accepted to that organization exactly? Science ? What science? Explosives chemistry ?
Huge cheers went up in Unesco after delegates voted to approve the membership Monday. One shouted "Long Live Palestine!" in French. Israel said that the vote will harm prospects for the resumption of Middle East peace talks.
Originally posted by gravitational
reply to post by backinblack
No Palestinian school or hospital was ever bombed. But I'm quite used to you spreading propaganda.
It sure as hell would have been better for their education system if they were not shooting from and hiding within schools.
Need proof...again ?
United Nations investigators say they have uncovered no evidence to support a claim by the Israeli military that Hamas fighters were holed up in a Gaza school, prompting a deadly attack by Israeli forces that killed 40 civilians, many of them children.
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by gravitational
A school was bombed by Israel. I have seen the footage and it is sick. Not only was it bombed it was bombed with white phosphorus or something like that. People burned...
Following the State Department's announcement that it had cut off U.S. funding from UNESCO in response to its overwhelming vote in favor of accepting the Palestinian bid for full membership, senators from both parties predicted the United States would cut funding or even withdraw from several other international organizations the Palestinians seek to join.
As The Cable reported last month, the Obama administration is required by existing U.S. law to cut off funding for any international organization that grants the Palestinians full membership. . Membership in UNESCO also grants the Palestinians membership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The United States is not a member of UNIDO, but will be forced to stop contributing to WIPO.
Haven't been through this WP bull crap a 100's before?
Look at my past posts where I clearly showed what are WP shells looks like and what Smoke screen shell looks like.
I guarantee you one thing. All those people running around in those videos would not be running an inch if these were indeed WP artillery shells.
Ask any honest soldier who ever been in the battle field. Obviously you are not, Honest nor a soldier.
So no, no school was bombed, although I wouldn't blame the IDF for doing so when being used as Hamas launching pad.
Now for my original question: What standards did the Palestinians meet to be granted a membership in Unesco. What Science, What Education and What Culture? Stop dancing singing hey ya ya ya around the fire and answer the simple question.
UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Member States. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies.
The General Conference establishes the Organization's goals and priorities every two years and sets the budget. The Executive Board meets twice a year to follow programme implementation.
The United Nations recognizes the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as the “poorest and weakest segment” of the international community. They are considered highly disadvantaged in their development process and risk, more than other countries, not being able to rise out of poverty. This is why is the LDCs must receive targeted support from the international community.
UNESCO is committed to providing targeted assistance to the LDCs in all of its spheres of competence, as reflected in its Medium-Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (34 C/4). The Organization is guided by the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020, adopted by the Fourth United Nations Conference on the LDCs (Istanbul 2011).
sure start with the hundreds of billions we give to Muslim states then I would have no problem with that.
Originally posted by coolieno99
reply to post by FurvusRexCaeli
We can even save more than the $ 60 million earmarked for UNESCO. We can cut off aid to Israel and save an additional $ 3 billion.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday ordered a halt to Israel’s financial contributions to UNESCO after the UN cultural organisation granted the Palestinians full membership.