Palestinian Flag Flies Officially for First Time in Washington

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    Palestinians Raise Flag Outside PLO Offices in U.S. for First Time - ABC News

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    I remember how invulnerable White South African appeared during the Reagan Administration, and I also recall how quickly that changed.

    "We hope that this will help international efforts to provide recognition of the Palestinian state and we hope that, as President Obama said at the U.N. General Assembly last year, by the next General Assembly session this year in September, Palestine will be a full member of the U.N."

    "Palestinian leaders have been intensely lobbying members of the U.N. for official recognition this year despite U.S. opposition and the threat of a veto... "

    Palestinians Raise Flag

    Never underestimate Washington's role or the part Brussels could play in bringing down the Jewish apartheid state:

    "...interbank transfer instructions are conducted through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which is based in Belgium.

    "So, instead of New York — as in the period when sanctions were applied on South Africa– Belgium is now the pressure point.

    "SWIFT links 8,740 financial institutions in 209 countries.

    "Without access to SWIFT and its interbank payment network, countries are unable either to pay for imports or to receive payment for exports.

    "In short, no payment..."
     
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    The Arabians can finally fly a flat. Good. Maybe someday they will have the presence of mind to create a peace and fly it in Gaza and West Bank.

    And maybe other places.

    This is proof that both states exist. Not what PF and George wants though. I'm fine with them flying their flag.

    But U.S. officials said the move did not signify an upgrade in diplomatic status.

    The PLO "operates under guidance provided by the State Department. It does not have any diplomatic privileges or immunities," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in July. "But these steps have symbolic value, they reflect improved relations between the United States and Palestinians, but they have no meaning under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations."

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    If this is proof both states exist, how do you justify Area C?
     
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    "Palestine" exists extemporaneously and is up to the Arabians to create their country.

    They beg others to do that which they can not. Every Arabian country that is in existence has not been created by Arabians, but by incoming and outgoing Empires.

    Still, they can not create Palestine after being given it in 48.

    Rather pitiful if you ask me.

    Oh, here I am discussing with trolls again. My mistake.
     

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