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Palestine secures seat in UNESCO despite US threats

Palestine has received membership in the UN’s education, science and culture body after 107 of the 173 attending member states voted for it, with 14 against. The US objected to the move and threatened to curb its donations to the organization.

Two thirds of the delegates present and voting had to support the motion for it to be approved. With 52 members abstaining, Palestine needed 81 votes to be admitted. Continue reading

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Hand-made Palestinian ‘UN seat’ to tour Europe

A hand-made olive-wood chair, fashioned to look like the blue seats at the United Nations, is set to tour Europe to raise support for a Palestinian bid to join the world body. The people behind the project are Palestine’s Deserves campaign,