Sunday, 6 November 2011
The ethno-cultural suppression of Palestine
For the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's mere acknowledgement of the notion of Palestine representing a cultural contribution in the world, the United States government has withdrawn all of its funding to the organization. For UNESCO's audacity to recognize the existence of a Palestinian culture on a slight and non-political diplomatic level, support for an institution that promotes historical understanding and education (including on the Holocaust and the strifes of the Jewish people throughout history), the arts and humanities, development of science and technology, and international human rights law. Along with the singularly pathetic, disgraceful and arrogant posturing of Susan Rice and her fellow diplomats against Mahmoud Abbas's peaceful efforts for the acceptance of Palestine to have some slight degree of political representation at the United Nations, exhibited once again is the extraordinary, laughable and institutionalized contempt the U.S. government has for Palestinian democracy.