Israeli media has unleashed a smearing campaign against Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, after he wore a Palestinian flag during a GA session to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, marked by the GA on November 29.
Danny Danon, Israel’s representative at the United Nations “The appearance of Thomson with a Palestinian flag aims at attacking Israel and destroying its image and reputation, and is a real example of discrimination and intentional defamation instead of adopting neutral positions.”
UN Gen Assembly president Peter Thomson wearing a Palestinian flag scarf on International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People at UN. pic.twitter.com/l3LRv6onvb
— Earthman Journalist (@Intprofessor) November 30, 2016
The Israeli Daily News Paper, Yadiot Ahranot, cited previous remarks made by Thomson, in which he accused Israel of committing ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, and other remarks which the newspaper judged to be ‘antisemitic.’
Today marks the UN's International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
— تريسي Tracy (@BSfromPS) November 29, 2016
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is marked by the United Nations of November 29 each year, which also marks the division of Palestine plan issued by the UN in 1947.
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