Norway voted yes, can't say I'm surprised
The UNESCO decision of Palestine state membership acceptance necessitates the recognition of the new member state borders & the lands under its sovereignty. I assume that the organization would recognize these as defined by the PA. If this is true then it should be rated as a real achievement for Abbas & the PA. This would gain more supporters between the Palestinians to the peaceful solution & would secure more support domestically to Abbas strategy.
voted - no.Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sweden, United States of America, Vanuatu.
interesting - in summ population of Palau,Samoa,Solomon Islands,Vunuatu ..exceeds population of palestinians?
i m not big supporter of Palestina state, but if some "Palau...Vunuatu" has its state and recognized by UN...why palestina - has not?
I do not think there was an agreement regarding the borders or the settlements or Jerusalem. The UNESCO stands towards these are not clear to me.Haven't the borders placed under Palestinian national authority already been defined in the Oslo accords? The UNESCO doesn't seem to change much in this respect.
What do you think the chances are that the PA will nominate the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a World Heritage Site?
Report: PA fails to meet UNESCO's education standards
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization has clear prerequisites which every nation must meet before it is accepted into its ranks, such as: Do its textbooks recognize certain nations and religions, do they include anti-Semitic or racist references etc. The PA, it seems, is not exactly up to par.
Not that the truth and the laws are relevant anymore once the islamo"fascist" states are dominating the institutions...