International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated every year on November 29. The event was established by the United Nations in 1978 in honor of the adoption of the resolution in 1947, which consists in the division of Palestine into two states: Arab and Jewish. Together with the establishment of the Day of Solidarity in 1978, a group on Palestinian rights was created, whose duties include the organization of events on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
In 1994, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Declaration on Principles for the Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, which was supposed to be the first step towards settling the long-standing enmity and establishing a Palestinian state. Although both leaders received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts, the agreement was not well received by either Palestinian or Israeli society. At the same time, the State of Palestine has already been recognized by 138 countries, and in 2012 Palestine was granted the status of an observer state at the UN. Among the countries that do not recognize Palestine, the countries of the Western world (except Iceland and Sweden) and, most importantly, its closest neighbor – Israel, predominate.