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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

How Unesco countries voted on Palestinian membership |

Canada to cease 'voluntary payments' to UNESCO in protest of its inclusion of Palestine as a full member National Post

US concerned over Palestinian UN plans following UNESCO

Netanyahu steps up settlement construction after UNESCO vote - The Washington Post

German Anger Over Israeli Settlements Could Cost Israel a Submarine -

Arab League: US steps against UNESCO will hurt talks - Israel News, Ynetnews

THE DAILY STAR : Hariri and Hezbollah praise Palestine’s victory at UNESCO

Hamas applauds UNESCO’s recognition of Palestine as a full member - Tehran Times

Iran hails Palestinian membership to UNESCO

‘IDF has green light to stop Gaza rockets’ | Christians United for Israel