Skip to comments.
U.N. Delegates Applaud As ‘State of Palestine’ Casts First Vote
Cybercast News Service ^
| November 19, 2013 - 4:37 AM
| Patrick Goodenough
Posted on 11/19/2013 12:41:11 PM PST by Olog-hai
Delegates at the U.N. General Assembly applauded enthusiastically on Monday as the Palestinian representative to the world body for the first time cast a vote on behalf of the State of Palestine.
The vote itselffor a judge to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)was a relatively minor one, but Palestinian delegate Riyad Mansour called it symbolically significant.
The modern-day State of Israel came into being as a result of a U.N. resolution in 1947, which partitioned the then-British mandated territory into a Jewish and an Arab state. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish inhabitants but rejected by the Arab world, and its passage on November 29 is marked at the U.N. each year as a politically-charged day of solidarity with the Palestinians.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albania; bosnia; croatia; egypt; iran; israel; jihad; jordan; kosovo; lebanon; macedonia; rop; russia; serbia; slovenia; stateofpalestine; syria; un; waronterror; worldtoiletday; yugoslavia
posted on 11/19/2013 12:41:11 PM PST
These people would applaud Hitler. Let’s be honest.
posted on 11/19/2013 12:44:05 PM PST
I thought Lebanon was already in the United Nations?
posted on 11/19/2013 12:45:52 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
Palestine had previously (prior to 1947) been partitioned into a Jewish State and an Arab one: TransJordan and Palestine. The putatively Jewish Palestine was then partitioned again.
I am old enough to remember when the Palestinians were Jews, and the conflict was between palestinian (jews) and arabs.
posted on 11/19/2013 12:45:57 PM PST
The USA needs to resign from the UN and all its commie and socialist ways.
posted on 11/19/2013 1:00:28 PM PST
(Democrats believe in a two-party systemÂ—the masters and the slaves.)
I thought TransJordan/Palestine rep was obvserver only? When did that change or how does this beast vote?
posted on 11/19/2013 1:01:03 PM PST
To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The vote itselffor a judge to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)was a relatively minor one...
posted on 11/19/2013 5:14:05 PM PST
To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Wonder what they pay in UN dues
posted on 11/19/2013 8:14:21 PM PST
(if you want to test a manÂ’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
posted on 11/19/2013 8:31:04 PM PST
posted on 11/19/2013 11:02:10 PM PST
(End the occupation. Annex today.)
They have elected some of the world’s worst human rights abusers to be on the Human Rights Council.
posted on 11/20/2013 5:15:49 PM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson