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After upgrading status, UN officially switches from “Palestine” to “State of Palestine”
Times of Israel ^ | December 25, 2012, 2:44 pm | Raphael Ahren

Posted on 12/30/2012 1:40:48 AM PST by Olog-hai

While legislative scholars and political pundits continue to debate the exact meaning of the upgrade of the Palestinians to a non-member observer state, the United Nations last week officially changed the way it refers to the body: it’s now the “State of Palestine,” as opposed to merely “Palestine.”

The name change is based on an opinion by the UN’s legal department, and might not have any practical implications on the ground, Israeli officials say. But on a symbolic level, the decision will likely boost aspirations of Palestinian leaders who hope their newly gained status will help them establish a full-fledged independent state. …

As long as Palestine is merely a nonmember state, the officials insisted, it cannot independently ask for its name to be changed on the sign adorning its bench.

But as of last week, all official documents and nameplates at the UN will refer to the “State of Palestine,” according to Open Zion. Also, the UN’s protocol chief has “noted” the “new status” Mansour requested for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas—“Head of State of the State of Palestine.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; europeanunion; iran; israel; un; unitednations; waronterror; worldwarthree
Didn’t see this posted; the date is five days ago.

What a legacy for the UN. Just as its predecessor League of Nations helped cause WWII, this body will deliberately cause WWIII. Its survivors will certainly cower shame-faced before the Messiah . . .
1 posted on 12/30/2012 1:41:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Since there is no such thing as a Palestinian the State of Palestine is a brain fart..

2 posted on 12/30/2012 1:43:22 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Certainly, if Nazism can be considered a brain fart also.

3 posted on 12/30/2012 1:46:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The backward states of the Middle East could hope for no better neighbor than Israel.

They reject the jewel of Israel as an affront to their backward ideology.

I see no hope for the ME, the vast majority of its population is simply mad.

Pray for Israel, pray for us all.

4 posted on 12/30/2012 2:00:44 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: hosepipe
Modus operandi ..

play with words until an idea seems reality ... call it reality ... make it sovereign ... and if nobody challenges it .. it is fact

5 posted on 12/30/2012 2:02:48 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Bobalu

It seems like the ME is gradually drifting from “western” to “islam” in a broad sense ... Turkey, Libya, Lebanon, Syria .. the list grows ... adopting islam will forever prevent them from engaging in any relationship with Israel other than as an enemy to be opposed and ultimately defeated. This is obvious (I know) but somehow the diplomatic circles in US government are absolutely determined to enshrine islam at the expense of everything else.

6 posted on 12/30/2012 2:35:00 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Olog-hai; All

The UN is just Third Reich Wannabes. Sad that so many....from moderates to Free Traders.....are the biggest supporters and partners of the UN

8 posted on 12/30/2012 3:24:29 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: Olog-hai

Who says violence never solved anything? It sure seems to have worked for the Palestinian terrorists, at least as far as the UN is concerned.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 3:31:14 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: knarf

“might not have any practical implications on the ground,”
But, you can bet it does! It’s called the camel’s nose under the tent. Give ‘em and inch, and they’ll be a voting
member in 3-2-1. Funded by the US, of course.

10 posted on 12/30/2012 4:15:56 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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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 you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 7:08:03 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: hosepipe
full-fledged independent sharia state.

Fixed it.

12 posted on 12/30/2012 7:45:27 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
This guarantees peace with honor, except for the honor part, oh, and the peace.

Thanks Olog-hai.
13 posted on 12/30/2012 10:00:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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