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article imageInternational Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

By Barbara Sowell     Nov 25, 2008 in Politics
The UN meeting observing the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is to be held Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York. Today is the second day of the two-day celebration which includes numerous pro-Palestinian exhibitions.
Haarretz.com reports that Israel is bracing for a concerted diplomatic attack against Israel during this second day of Palestinian day celebrations at the United Nations.
Haarretz.com predicts that the Palestinians and the Arab states will push forth their public campaign directed at the international community concerning the suffering of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation and they will denounce Israel as being responsible for a lack of solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The debate is expected to end with the adoption of some 20 anti-Israel resolutions. In the past, these included denouncing Israel for annexing East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in separate resolutions.
Many supporters of Israel view this day as the annual “anti-Israel ritual” where the UN will typically pass a number of pro-Palestinian resolutions due to the fact that there is a “built-in Arab and third-world majority in the General Assembly.”
According to China View, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sent a congratulatory message to a UN meeting which stated that “China staunchly supports the restoration of the legal rights of the Palestinian people as well as the Mideast peace process.”
Jiabo went on to say:
“As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China will continue to support the United Nations in playing an important role in solving the Mideast problem and pushing forward the settlement of the Palestinian issue.”
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