Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Driving Israel into the sea

I still gasping and spluttering, and can't even summon up witty sarcasm to describe my feelings upon learning that, at the UN's "Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People", the whole well-publicized even took place in front of a large map of the region without any Israel on it:

This is the prominent UN public display which was used to mark the commemoration of "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People" on November 29, 2005. The Palestinian flag is on one side. The UN flag is on the other side. A map without the UN member state of Israel stands between them. *** This map was prominently displayed by the UN on November 29, 2005 at a public gathering at UN Headquarters, in the presence of all top three UN officials, the Secretary General, and the Presidents of the UN Security Council and the General Assembly. It purports to be a "map of Palestine." Israel, a UN member state for 56 years, is not on the map. Even the UN General Assembly partition lines of November 29, 1947 marking a Jewish and Arab state, which pre-date this 1948 map, do not appear.
You can see more photos and get more information at Eye on the UN.This is where your tax dollars and mine are going -- to a organization that, having hounded a legitimate member state (and the only Democracy in the Middle East) non-stop for 40 years, now simply wipes it off the map. I guess there'll be more room for those friendly states such as Sudan, China and Libya to play. Hat tip: James Taranto.