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PARIS - Palestinians raised their flag at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris on Tuesday as its 195th member, a historic move and symbolic boost for their push for an independent state.
"This is truly a historic moment," Abbas said later at an indoor ceremony, his speech punctuated by rousing applause and standing ovations. He said he and the Palestinian people were deeply moved that their flag could join the 194 others at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, headquartered in a massive concrete structure on Paris' Left Bank.
I understand it's mainly for world recognition and not voting power.
Sounds good. I support bringing all of our troops home, closing all foreign bases and ending all foreign aid except to Israel.
Originally posted by theovermensch
This is the beginning of the world saying "[SNIP] you America". You dont scare us anymore.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
I am currently in favor of giving them statehood so that Israel can treat the next incoming rocket as an act of war and deal with the problem once and for all.
Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
damn you never quit. Well likewise, I'm awaiting their statehood so that they can get some allies and declare war on Israel in retaliation for the 50 years of bull # they've gone through.