Kaf Tet beNovember and the Useless UN

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It was the 29th of November on Tuesday, known in Israel by that strange quirk of mixing Biblical Hebrew with Anglicised calendar months as Kaf Tet beNovember (the Hebrew letters Kaf and Tet having the numerical equivalent of 20 and 9 respectively).

What is so special about this date you may ask? It is the date when the UN formally declared partition of Palestine (via Resolution 181) into two states – one for the Jews and one for the Arabs (there being no Palestinians in those days).

So how would you reckon the UN would commemorate that remarkable day? Why, with a declaration of solidarity with the Palestinian people – who, please remember, did not actually exist at the time of the original declaration – and a special commemorative day.

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))

In resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights, as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, to continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN.

The observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encouraged Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.

Isn’t it pathetic that the UN (Useless Nations) cannot find it within themselves to celebrate a National Day for the Inalienable Rights of the Jewish People to their own Homeland in the State of Israel.

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