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Palestinians disenchanted a year after @UN ‘status upgrade’ ~ by Khalid Amayreh

  [ PIC 09/10/2013 – 09:23 PM ]   By Khalid M. Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem Palestinians are sharply divided as to whether efforts to gain statehood recognition at the United Nations would lead to tangible achievements on the ground as Israel continues to refuse to end its decades-old military occupation of the West […]

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@UNESCO adopts 6 decisions condemning Israel’s violations in occupied Jerusalem

“Settling” constitutes a warcime according to international law and ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislations’ Law resources below this article Al Ray Agencies | Oct 5, 2013 Gaza, ALRAY – UNESCO voted for six decisions condemning the Israeli aggressions against the cultural and historical heritage of occupied Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and Gaza, Jordan […]

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Khatib condemns Israel’s prevention of UN delegation from visiting Jerusalem

[ PIC 22/05/2013 – 08:04 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Sheikh Kamal Khatib, deputy head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948-territories condemned the occupation’s decision to prevent the UNESCO delegation from visiting Jerusalem. Israel decided to cancel a planned visit by a delegation from UNESCO, the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to […]

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Researcher: Israel cancels @UNESCO delegation’s visit to hide its crimes

[ PIC 21/05/2013 – 05:21 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Jerusalemite researcher Jamal Amr stated that canceling UNESCO delegation’s visit to Jerusalem by the occupation authorities aims to hide the Israeli violations. The UNESCO delegation came under Israeli conditions after international guarantees to Israel not to prosecute its violations, he stated. He told Quds press […]

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Gov’t: Covering up occupation’s practices in Jerusalem complicity

[ PIC 24/04/2013 – 09:26 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza has warned of covering up for the Israeli occupation’s crimes in Jerusalem, charging those involved in such practice as accomplices in those crimes. Justice minister in Gaza Dr. Attala Abulsabh, commenting on the Hebrew radio report that the PLO, Jordan, and […]

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PA says UNESCO vote is recognition of Palestinian rights worldwide

Maan News Agency | June 30, 2012 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The UNESCO heritage committee’s decision to include Bethlehem’s Nativity Church and the nearby pilgrimage route on the world heritage sites list is evidence of worldwide recognition of Palestinian rights and their just cause, a top advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. Nabil Abu Rdeina […]

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Two sites in Bethlehem inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

[ PIC 29/06/2012 – 06:47 PM ] ST PETERSBURG, (PIC)– The Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem have been inscribed on the UNESCO list of world heritage by a vote of delegates at a meeting in St Petersburg. The 21-member committee, meeting in St. Petersburg, […]

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UNESCO votes to add Bethlehem holy sites to world heritage list

Maan News Agency | June 29, 2012   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — UNESCO on Friday declared Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and the nearby pilgrimage route World Heritage sites. Thirteen members of the 21-nation World Heritage Committee voted in favor of the Palestinian application, securing exactly the needed number of votes. Two countries abstained and six […]

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Hamas asks UNESCO to reject Israeli moves against Nativity Church

[ PIC 14/06/2012 – 07:10 PM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Hamas urged the UNESCO-affiliated World Heritage Committee not to heed Israeli attempts not to include the Church of Nativity on the list of international heritage under the name of Palestine. Hamas, in a press release on Thursday, said that Israel was trying to wipe out Islamic […]

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Ashrawi Deplores US Sole Negative Vote at UNESCO

WAFA NEWS AGENCY MARCH 6 2012 RAMALLAH, March 6, 2012 (WAFA) – PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi Tuesday deplored the United States sole negative vote cast at five resolutions adopted by UNESCO Executive Board. “It is reprehensible that out of 58 countries, the United States alone cast negative votes and managed to isolate itself […]

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Palestinian Cabinet Welcomes Proposed UN Investigations In Al Quds

QNA FEBR 28 2012   Ramallah, February 28 (QNA) – The Palestinian cabinet has welcomed a call issued by the International Conference for the Defence of Al Quds which was held over the past two days in Doha, to the UN Security Council to set up a commission for fact-finding in the holy city and […]

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Abbas Supports Presenting East Jerusalem’s Question to UN Security Council

WAFA FEB 26 2012 DOHA, February 26, 2012 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas supported the presenting of the Jerusalem question to the United Nations Security Council in Qatar on Sunday. Abbas said, during the International Conference for the Defense of Occupied Jerusalem, that Israel is using all sorts of heinous methods and policies to execute […]

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Germany scraps plan to suspend UNESCO funds

KUNA Politics 11/10/2011 9:11:00 PM BERLIN, Nov 10 (KUNA) — The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here Thursday it had abolished a plan to cut off funds to UNESCO as a punitive action after Palestine was accepted into the UN agency despite western pressure. Germany will have to pay 10.8 million euro to UNESCO […]

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Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition ~ by @aymanqwaider

Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition Palestine is a UNESCO Member State By: Ayman Qwaider London (Pal telegraph) Palestine is the 195th state to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The admission of Palestine to the UNESCO family has given optimism and hope to Palestinians who believe in the mission […]

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Palestine granted membership of UNESCO despite US/Israel – Cartoon by @CarlosLatuff

Click on the cartoon for a full scale image ~ Courtesy of CarlosLatuff Source More Cartoons by Carlos Latuff  

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