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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

UNESCO Admits Palestine as Member - Now the Tension Begins

The Palestinians found a way around international recognition through the UNESCO. While Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah celebrate their victory the US and Canada fires back with withholding funds to UNESCO. Israel meanwhile answers with accelerated settlement building and by giving the go-signal to the IDF to answer the rockets from Gaza.

Palestinians gain full membership to UN cultural body | National Post http://natpo.st/v3ReMI

How Unesco countries voted on Palestinian membership | guardian.co.uk http://bit.ly/uUOAI0

Canada to cease 'voluntary payments' to UNESCO in protest of its inclusion of Palestine as a full member National Post http://natpo.st/vkLiBk

US concerned over Palestinian UN plans following UNESCO http://bit.ly/t3TAoC

Netanyahu steps up settlement construction after UNESCO vote - The Washington Post http://wapo.st/vIzZzn

German Anger Over Israeli Settlements Could Cost Israel a Submarine - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/s53MN4

Arab League: US steps against UNESCO will hurt talks - Israel News, Ynetnews http://bit.ly/uKDGii

THE DAILY STAR : Hariri and Hezbollah praise Palestine’s victory at UNESCO http://bit.ly/rwFHK3

Hamas applauds UNESCO’s recognition of Palestine as a full member - Tehran Times http://bit.ly/rI8q3N

Iran hails Palestinian membership to UNESCO http://bit.ly/sBKfcO

‘IDF has green light to stop Gaza rockets’ | Christians United for Israel http://bit.ly/taXogj