In its resolution A/68/12 of 26 November 2013, the General Assembly decided to proclaim 2014 the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (IYSPP), and requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to organize activities to be held during the year, in cooperation with Governments, relevant organizations of the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations. The objective of the IYSPP would be to promote solidarity with the Palestinian people as a central theme, contributing to international awareness of (a) core themes regarding the question of Palestine, as prioritized by the Committee, (b) obstacles to the ongoing peace process, particularly those requiring urgent action such as settlements, Jerusalem, the blockade of Gaza and the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and; (c) mobilization of global action towards the achievement of a comprehensive, just and lasting solution of the question of Palestine in accordance with international law and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.
They even have an 'official' logo!
And an event schedule:
Human Right Voices writes:
On May 21, 2014 the UN screened a film in which Israel is depicted as a green monster that attacks a kite created by hapless Palestinian children just yearning for freedom. As filmmaker Nitin Sawhney unabashedly explained to his UN audience: "the dragon was an Israeli gunship and the kite became the persona of the child trying to deal with that." The imagery of Jews as serpents was a frequent tool of Nazi propaganda.
The screening of "Flying Paper" was held at UN headquarters in New York City, and was advertised by the UN as "a documentary on Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip." The event was organized by the "Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People," created in 1975 to implement the notorious Zionism-is-racism General Assembly resolution.
The trailer for the documentary says "it's a story about Palestinian's creative resilience". More specifically, its creative antisemitism includes: a segment with "interviews with a fisherman from the Gaza seaport, who pleads with the Israeli navy to stop destroying his livelihood - the Israeli vessels are replaced with a giant, dragon-like sea monster which bites and lunges at the kite."
According to the film's promotional material, the film "tells the story...despite the blockade, of creative resistance and freedom."
Palestinian "resistance" in the form of kidnapping, mortar and rocket attacks against Israelis - as opposed to children flying kites - is never mentioned.
As is the usual fare of Palestinian propaganda, the film's directors talk about "the blockade" and the "siege" in a vacuum, with no references to the repeated and ongoing attempts to use Gazan waters, tunnels and all other access points, to provide lethal weapons to Palestinian terrorists.
The film also includes scenes of a kite "entangled in a barbed-wire fence," and a kite "homed in on by an Israeli drone, and caught up in its computerized crosshairs."
The co-directors have obligingly explained the film's agenda to anyone who might have thought it was about kites. "Nitin [Sawhney] co-founded a nonprofit initiative called Voices Beyond Walls to conduct digital video and storytelling workshops with children and youth in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza. Flying Paper is his first feature-length documentary film. Speaking about the workshops, he said the children were trained to make films themselves. 'It gave them an opportunity to tell stories about their detention, prisons and what they went through during their war...Flying Paper catches the simple act of flying kites...and breaking out of the occupation...'"
The 'year' was launched with this statement:
|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECRETARY-GENERAL, ON LAUNCH OF INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN
PEOPLE, CALLS ON ISRAEL, PALESTINE TO HONOUR COMMITMENT TO TWO-STATE SOLUTION
The following statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was issued today:
Today marks the launch of the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This will be a critical year for achieving the two-State solution, bringing an end to the occupation that started in 1967, and securing an independent, viable and sovereign State of Palestine living in peace and security with the State of Israel where each recognizes the other’s legitimate rights.
I call on all members of the international community and, in particular, Israelis and Palestinians, to work together for justice and a durable peace. Israel and Palestine need to live up to their commitment to a negotiated two-State solution and resolve all permanent status issues, in accordance with Security Council resolutions, the Madrid principles, the Road Map, the 2002 Arab Peace initiative and existing agreements between the parties.
The leaders of Israel and Palestine will need political will, a sense of historic responsibility and a clear vision for a better future for this and future generations. I pledge to do my utmost in support of their efforts.
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I sure don't perceive the Palestinian's as innocent children. seems to me the Israelis made a place for them after they left their country because of fighting, hence war referees. Now they want to keep the territory and make it their country. Kind of like California and the illegals. The UN is so dam corrupt! Ran by the rich bullies of the world and Obama is so eager to add the United States to join the club.
Get the USA out of the UN, and Kick the UN out of the USA, PERIOD!
Time to get out of the UN. This crap is only a small reason why.
how can anybody separate the Palestinian leader ship from terrorists? Palestine has teamed up with hamas, and they have more in common with iran than they do with Israel. by the very fact that Palestine refuses to recognize Israel as a legitimate state...then all of this stupid talk about any treaty between Palestine and Israel is mute. it is obvious that the Obama administration is on the Palestinian side....and that will further cause more problems in the Mideast because without Israel, the united states is already losing any strength or foothold in the area.
GET THE US THE HELL OUT OF THE UN AND IMPEACH OUR MUSLIM/COMMUNIST OBAMA!!!!!