The UN declared November 29 a “Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” This is interesting, among other reasons, because it was on November 29, 1947 that the UN, as the successor organization to the League of Nations, voted to partition the League of Nations Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
The subsequent history is well-known: The Jewish Agency (Jewish shadow-government) accepted the partition; the Arab Higher Committee (Arab shadow-government) rejected it, and five newly-independent Arab countries declared war. The armistice lines drawn at the end of the war are Israel’s so-called “pre-1967 borders,” and they are somewhat similar, but far from identical to, the Partition Plan boundaries.
Well, now it appears the UN — which for years has refused to recognize the 1949 armistice lines (never mind the 1967 lines) as Israel’s legitimate border — has now accepted the original Arab rejection of the partition plan, and has displayed a map showing the entire area as “Palestine.”
Click on that link and look carefully at the pictures — the map of “Palestine” includes the entire area of Israel. Not just the “occupied territories” of Gaza and the West Bank, but everything else as well.
As if to underscore the point that Israel should not exist, UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan declared that the day of the Partition vote was “a day of mourning and a day of grief.”
As if that weren’t enough, he asked for a moment of silence to commemorate the suicide bombers.
I wonder how many other UN member states the UN says should be destroyed? Probably just Israel — which is the only UN member state that is not in the rotation for a seat on the Security Council.