UN Map Shows No Israel

The United Nations held a "Day of Solidarity withthe Palestinian people" last week. A large map of“Palestine,” with Israel literally wiped off the map, featured prominently in the festivities.
The ceremony was held at the UN headquarters inNew York and was attended by Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Presidents of the UN SecurityCouncil and the General Assembly.

A map labeled a "Map of Palestine” was displayed prominently between UN and PLO flags. The map,with “Palestine” written in Arabic atop it, does not include Israel, a member of the UN for 56 years. The map does not even demarcate the partition lines ofNovember 29, 1947, marking a Jewish state alongside an Arab state, which had been dictated by the UNGeneral Assembly itself in 1947.

With the map hanging behind him, Secretary-General Annan addressed the public meeting at UN Headquarters. At the start of the ceremony, the dignitaries present asked attendees to observe a moment of silence. “I invite everyone present to rise and observe a minute of silence in memory of all those who have given their lives for the cause of the Palestinian people,” the master of ceremonies said.“ ( ! ! ! )

Anne Bayefsky, who reported on the event for the"Eye on the UN" organization, said that the ceremony's wording was aimed at giving honor to the worst ofPalestinian terrorists. "It was a moment ... crafted to include the commemoration of suicide-bombers,” she wrote.
Bayefsky and her organization have once again asked the U.S. to withhold funding from the UN.

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Arutz Sheva: Israel National News
Dec 08, '05 / 7 Kislev 5766