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The 29th November is a special date in the Israeli national calendar. As I wrote last year:

known in Israel by that strange quirk of mixing Biblical Hebrew with Anglicised calendar months as Kaf Tet beNovember (the Hebrew letters Kaf and Tet having the numerical equivalent of 20 and 9 respectively).

What is so special about this date you may ask? It is the date when the UN formally declared partition of Palestine (via Resolution 181) into two states – one for the Jews and one for the Arabs (there being no Palestinians in those days).

In that post I condemned the UN for not only not marking the day in recognition of Israeli national rights (what a shocking thought! Please pass the smelling salts) but in holding an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

This year, following last year’s failed bid to get the UN Security…

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