Hoist the flag of Palestine.

By rushkin
December 12, 2011

PARIS, (AFP) — The Palestinian flag will be hoisted Tuesday at UNESCO headquarters, over a month after its admission.

President Mahmud Abbas will travel to Paris to attend the event.

"President Abbas wants to show the importance he attaches to UNESCO," said a Palestinian diplomat. "And this is the first time that the flag will be flown at the headquarters of a UN institution."

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation says the flag-hoisting is a symbolic ceremony "to mark Palestine's admission to the organisation" that takes place each time a new member joins.

The Palestinians were admitted to the body in late October, when the UNESCO general assembly voted 107-14 to make Palestine its 195th member.



Tue, 12/13/2011 - 18:17

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While you are "celebrating" this pyrrhic victory rushkin you may want to ponder that PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said this in 1977:

"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.

Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan."

That fits in nicely with the aims of UNESCO.

Real Real Zionist

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 18:34

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1977? Well, way way back, Dino the dinosaur said....

Goldie G. Tobin

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 18:59

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Wed, 12/14/2011 - 12:04

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OK something more up to date simply following the theme which has never been denied:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at his UN General Assembly address, September 23, 2011. Speaking to the world, :
"I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the birthplace of Jesus
Christ (peace be upon him), ...
Silly him did he forget to mention the home of Judaism and the Jews? I don't think so! Abbas omitted any reference to the Jewish people’s connection to the Holy Land. No reference to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, nor King David, King Solomon, or Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel etc. etc This has been dubbed the most anti-Semitic speech of 2011 by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Compare that to President Sadat's introduction to his speech before the Knesset:
"I come to you today on solid ground to shape a new life and to establish peace. We all love this land, the land of God, we all, Moslems, Christians and Jews, all worship God.
Under God, God's teachings and commandments are love, sincerity, security and peace."


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