Brazilian town to honor Yassir Arafat tonight

I thought I would drop in and post this…tonight at midnight, Paraiba do Sul will honor Yassir Arafat and dedicate a lifesized statue to the man. Excerpt:

Moments before the clock rings in 2005, a fireworks and light show will serve as a backdrop to the unveiling of a life-sized statue of the Palestinian leader holding the traditional symbol of peace, the olive branch.

The 5-foot, 7-inch bronze statue will be part of an open-air memorial that includes a marble map of Palestine and a replica of the Palestinian flag, also in marble, Paraiba do Sul Mayor Rogerio Onofre said.

A statue? An olive branch?

Anyways, Happy New Year!

~Wes Roth

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