Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Another reason to cut the UN's funding

The UN bankrolled Palestinian propaganda, including production of paraphenalia (signs, T-shirts, etc.) with the PA's favorite slogan "Today Gaza, Tomorrow the West Bank and Jerusalem" that the PA distributed amongst Palestinians in Gaza to coincide with the Israeli pullout:

A special representative of the United Nations Development Program in the Gaza Strip, Timothy Rothermel, told Fox News that his office provided financial support for the production of materials that make up the Palestinian Authority's propaganda campaign, timed to coincide with the Gaza pullout. The Palestinian Authority's withdrawal committee developed and produced the posters and other items using U.N. money, Mr. Rothermel said.

In addition to the slogan "Today Gaza and Tomorrow the West Bank and Jerusalem," many of the materials displayed the logo of the United Nations Development Program, which operates in 166 countries and spends about half a billion dollars a year.

Asked by a Fox News correspondent about one of the banners bearing the words implying an impending Palestinian Arab takeover of the disputed areas, Mr. Rothermel, said, "That particular poster was prepared by the disengagement office with financial support from the United Nations Development Program."

This is heinous. That slogan is a nearly unveiled threat to eliminate Jews from the Holy Land. The UN's sponsorship is immoral. The PA's use of it is merely another reason why the whole "Peace Process" from Madrid to Oslo to Geneva to the Road Map to the Withdrawal is futile and only inspires more terrorism.

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