Virtual Pals and the Shrinking UNESCO - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 03.11.11 | 17:11 (IST)

    the vote to admit the palestinians to the unesco was announced to much applause and fanfare. yet, not even the collective glee can absolve the palestinians from the legal requirement to ratiffy and sign the unesco convention before membership becomes a reality. however, the palestinians do not have a parlialemnt to ratify said convention. in the meantime, several countries have decided to withhold funding to unesco for admitting an entity which is obviously not a state. the brazen attempt by the palestinians to circumvent negotiations and to stab the americans in the back will not achieve them statehood. it will only reenforce the strong impression of the usual mendacity and sleight of hand.

    from the article: Israel freezes UNESCO funding after Palestinian membership
    First published 15:30 03.11.11 | Last updated 15:30 03.11.11
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