Today is Halloween, I was expecting to wake up to some spooky surprises and news but it couldn’t be further from the truth then what tweets I was about to read. UNESCO has given Palestine full membership. Hooray! All praises be to Allah.
The list of awesome countries to visit grew by 107 for me this morning,
Other than my personal favorite countries Russia, China and Venezuela here are a few countries that sort of surprised:
Belgium, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Vietnam and Luxembourg
For a full list check out Sean’s post in Human Province
What made this day even more memorable is the fact that UNESCO reps. Were laughing at Israel when they voted ‘No’.
Here is a clip from Euro News:
Seeing though that it is Halloween, the scary could not hide.
US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding. She said the US would not make a planned $60 million (43 million euros) transfer that was due in November.
Is this for real? are we going to disconnect ourselves from the international world every time they do something we don’t agree with or doesn’t align with our views? I guess so.
We pray today’s good news is a looking glass into future peace and dialogue in the region. Surely today showed that the world does care for the betterment of the Palestinian people with tolerance and peace from both them and Israel.