Monday, December 3, 2012
Palestinian Authority officially changing its name to Palestine, Belgium elevates status of PA representative to ambassador.
Palestinian Authority officially changing its name to Palestine, Belgium elevates status of PA representative to ambassador.(TOI).By Yoel Goldman.
The Palestinian Authority is changing its official name to Palestine following Thursday’s overwhelming vote in the UN General Assembly to upgrade the status of the Palestinian mission to that of non-member observer state. The new name will appear in the letterhead of official forms and documents, and on all government websites, according to Israel Radio. The Palestinian Communications Ministry will also reportedly petition the International Telecommunication Union and the Universal Postal Union for frequencies and country codes, in a further attempt to capitalize on what the PA views as a de facto recognition of statehood by the international community. Officials in Ramallah appear to be quickly maneuvering to translate the symbolic recognition by the global body into diplomatic currency. Palestinian sources are reporting the PA delegation in Belgium will be upgraded to a diplomatic mission, and that Leila Shahid, Ramallah’s representative in Brussels, will be elevated to the status of ambassador.Read the full story here
Belgian SS Leon Degrelle SS-Obersturmbannführer and 'Volksführer der Wallonen' with Goebbels.
Grand Mufti El - Husseini and Goering.