Skip to comments.After upgrading status, UN officially switches from “Palestine” to “State of Palestine”
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: its now the State of Palestine, as opposed to merely Palestine.
The name change is based on an opinion by the UNs 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 UNs protocol chief has noted the new status Mansour requested for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud AbbasHead of State of the State of Palestine.
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Since there is no such thing as a Palestinian the State of Palestine is a brain fart..
Certainly, if Nazism can be considered a brain fart also.
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.
play with words until an idea seems reality ... call it reality ... make it sovereign ... and if nobody challenges it .. it is fact
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.
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
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.
“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.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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