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Palestine flag raised at Unesco

2011-12-13 15:51

Paris - Palestinians have raised their flag at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris, a symbolic boost in their push for an independent state.

Cheers rose alongside the red, black, white and green flag on Tuesday during a ceremony held in the rain. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among those present.

Palestine was admitted as a Unesco member after an October vote that prompted the US to cut off funds to the agency.

The Palestinians are also seeking full-fledged UN membership, but Washington has threatened to veto that move, saying a negotiated settlement with Israel should come first.

Comments
  • Blade - 2011-12-13 16:13

    And another nation of maniacal terrorists joins Unesco...

      Arno - 2011-12-13 16:24

      One expects nothing less from an organisation that appointed Syria as the Arab nations human rights representitive. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/unesco-promotes-syria-human-rights-position_609183.html

  • Bill - 2011-12-13 16:28

    Well, there goes the neighbourhood.

  • Jerzy - 2011-12-13 17:19

    What neighborhood? We have the US and its stooges implementing resolutions which they favor and could care less what the rest of the UN members think. The UN itself is an outdated and undemocratic institution which really serves no real purpose in modern times. As for the Palestinians, this is just the beginning. Hopefully more doors will open for them, and once and for all isolate Israel for being the apartheid racist state that it is. Free Palestine, just like we were freed, from tyranny and oppression!!!!

      Blade - 2011-12-14 15:56

      Who will ever free you from that chip on your shoulder though?

  • Boaz - 2011-12-14 15:48

    PA Flag-Waving at UNESCO Based on Science Fiction

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