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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PHOTOS. Thousands of protesters rallied outside of the UN on a wide range of global issues. But the largest rallies were surrounding the decision by Palestinian leaders to seek statehood through the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. has pledged to veto any resolution brought to the Security Council seeking to grant the Palestinians statehood.

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Pro-Israeli protesters outside the United Nations in Manhattan.
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Tibetan protesters outside of the United Nations\.
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Falun Gong protesters outside the United Nations.
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William Schwartz from Manhattan protests outside the UN
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Park outside the UN
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Protesters outside the UN
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Pro-Israeli supporter, Chris Hoffman, a born-again Christian, protesting outside of the UN.
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Rev. Sandra Washington of Queens shows her support for Israel outside the UN.
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Simon Deng, Sudanese human rights activist, addresses the crowd outside of the UN.
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Anti-Zionist protestors holding up banners outside of the UN.
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Anti-Zionist protestors outside of the UN.
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Protestors from both sides of an issue outside the UN.
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On a rainy Friday, a large Palestinian flag is spread over the crowd.
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Several hundred Palestinian-Americans show their support for PA President Abbas's bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state.
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A group of women dancing, singing and waving Palestinian and American flags outside the UN.
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A sign outside of the UN, where PA President Abbas spoke on Friday.

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Comments [4]

if you really are the "chosen people" why are you so afraid of Palestine? you're god is going to protect you right? the only ones that need to worry are those of us who aren't so fortunate to be "chosen". of the billion people on the planet, god only chose an elite few....but ironically not the poor but the affluent and powerful people of Israel. sounds elitist and narcisistic, and if thats the case why should the rest of us feel any sympathy?

Sep. 26 2011 12:28 PM

This is ridiculous! Pro Israeli protesters marching to keep Palestinians from gaining equal footing. However if the tables were turned they would expect the rest of us to sympathize with them still. The truth is neither group are the rightful owners of that land, but since they are there, it's only right for Palestine to have statehood. This is eerily similar to South African Apartheid with a religious twist. You can't occupy a land, change the boundaries at will and expect the oppressed to stand pat and accept it. On one hand you're so religiously devout on the other you want to impose your will on your neighbor. Is this behavior ok with your god?

Sep. 26 2011 12:21 PM
agnx

Encouraging Israel to commit suicide is not pro-Israeli, it's merely disgusting nationalism.

- a saddened jew

Sep. 24 2011 10:22 PM
Mark

Protesting against someone's right to self-determination and aspirations for statehood? You should be ashamed of yourself.

Sep. 24 2011 01:40 PM

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