Tag Archives: UNESCO

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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“UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes,” says Bloody Sunday lawyer

Adri Nieuwhof |Electronic Intifada |Geneva |24 February 2012 Michael Mansfield addressing the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. (David Vilaplana / Russell Tribunal on Palestine) Israel was the focus of discussions by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) earlier this month. Israel is obliged to submit a report to the Geneva-based committee on […]

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US vs. Genuine Reforms at the United Nations ~ by Ramzy Baroud

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Ramzy Baroud | Palestine Chronicle | Jan 27, 2012 The country that has long been known to abuse its powers and privileges in the United Nations is now leading a campaign to reform the same organization. While UN reforms are welcomed, if not demanded, […]

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IOA blocks travel of UNESCO employee, relatives of deported prisoners

A Million Stories about the Zionist Rape of This World – in pictures [ 04/12/2011 – 12:01 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities blocked the travel of a Palestinian employee working with UNESCO who was on his way to attend the annual regional conference for the international organization in Jordan. Palestinian sources said […]

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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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Welcoming Palestine to UNESCO ~ By Prof. Em. Richard Falk

Related: When will the UN bring Human Rights to Palestine? With Palestine getting full membership to the UNESCO, it also serves as a political reminder of its bid for statehood. Richard Falk | 02 Nov 2011 11:29 UNESCO delegates applaud after the General Conference admits Palestine as UNESCO member state in Paris [EPA] It may not […]

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Palestine’s Admission to UNESCO: A Victory for Human Rights

Related: When will the UN bring Human Rights to Palestine? Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:10 Ref : 350/2011 As an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq welcomes the admission of Palestine to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the overwhelming […]

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US vote against Palestinian bid ‘racist’

Press Release: #FREEDOMWAVES | Topic FreedomWaves | Category Flotilla PressTV Thu Nov 3, 2011 2:56AM GMT Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki (L) and PA ambassador to UNESCO Elias Sanbar attend a news conference during the 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, October 31, 2011. The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has congratulated […]

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Palestine’s UNESCO membership further isolates Israel and USA ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Stuart Littlewood | Redress | 2 November 2011 Stuart Littlewood hails the decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to admit Palestine as a full member, and points out that membership brings important benefits, including protection of Palestinian heritage from […]

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Palestinians hit by cyber-attack following success at Unesco – Computer experts busy identifying responsible ones

Related: ISRAEL’S WEB WAR DECLARATION: HASBARA GOES WWW Computer experts are trying to identify who was responsible, as authority considers applications to other global bodies Harriet Sherwood | Jersualem | guardian.co.uk | 1 November 2011 The Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki (left), and ambassador to Unesco, Elias Sanbar, in Paris where the UN agency overwhelmingly […]

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Palestine Should Accede to the Rome Statute (Now!)

Related: Technical problems hinder probes into situations in Palestine – Intl Law, ICC  & The Rome Statute By Prof. William A. Schabas | Oct 31, 2011 Palestine has been admitted as a member of UNESCO. In yesterday’s vote, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation agreed by by 107 votes […]

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Israeli occupation to reconsider relations with UNESCO

Related: YOU SHARE US SHAME OR #DonateToUnesco? [ 01/11/2011 – 01:52 PM ] NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation government expressed its resentment at the historical decision taken on Monday by the majority of the UNESCO member states to accept Palestine’s bid for full membership in the culture organization. In a statement issued Monday, the Israeli […]

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Hamas: UNESCO’s Palestine verdict reflected the retreating role of the US

Related: YOU SHARE #US’ SHAME OR #DonateToUnesco? [ 01/11/2011 – 01:43 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas Movement welcomed the decision taken by a majority vote to admit Palestine as a member state in the UNESCO and described this step as a reflection of the declining US influence and role in the world. Its spokesman in […]

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