Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Celebrating International Solidarity Day with Palestinians

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Celebrating International Solidarity Day with Palestinians

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The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States hosted a Nov. 19 reception at the Park Hyatt Washington hotel celebrating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on or around every Nov. 29, when in 1947 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine. The Palestinian community was joined by ambassadors, diplomats, representatives from the U.S. government, heads of organizations working in Palestine, media and friends.

In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat pointed to the importance of this event, which first became an annual U.N.-organized observance on Nov. 29, 1977. Ambassador Areikat assured guests that the Palestinian people will not cease their efforts to achieve freedom until the Israeli occupation ends, a Palestinian state is born with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a just solution is achieved for the refugee problem as mandated by the U. …

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