“The message of Mahatma Gandhi, whose peaceful struggle helped birth an independent
and inspired countless people around the world, is needed now more than ever amid rising global tensions, intolerance and conflict.” India
According to UN reporting:
’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr. Anand Sharma, said that the wide and diverse sponsorship of the resolution was a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy.” India
Yeah, that and this is what the UN does, right….much easier than action; but to the UN this is action! Feel Good!!!!!
Quoting Mahatma Ghandi with whom the day is to honor from that paragon of all things peaceful, Iran:
"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man"
Please note: this is not to be confused with International Qods Day even though this particular reporting comes from IRNA
On the subject of International Qods Day (mark your calendars,
From Secretary General of the Society of Jame Rouhaniyat-e-Mobarez (JRM), the Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza mahdavi-Kani noted that:
“sixty years of bloodshed in
proved that Palestine cannot live in peace. He said that recognition of the occupying regime will never bring peace to Israel and the Zionist regime cannot live without bloodshed.” Palestine
The Tehrani Jewish community or TJC exhorted many to participate:
“massively in the International Qods Day rallies. Qods day is a sign of love and interest, of the followers of divine religions, in holy Qods, that is respected by all monotheists.”
Interior Minister Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Pour- Mohammadi said:
“all Muslims are expected to take part in the International Qods Day rallies for the sake of unity and integrity of Muslims in defense of the Palestinian nation.”
Last but certainly not least, especially on this first annual International Day of Non-Violence, the Islamic Republic Army on Tuesday condemned the "usurper" Zionists' crimes in occupied
"After lapse of six decades from establishment of the Zionist regime and the entity's ambitious objectives, the concept of cancerous tumor, attributed to the usurper regime, has become more evident to all."
May efforts to appreciate and celebrate this first annual day of non-violence lend itself to the Islamic Republic army as:
“the occupying regime of Qods' threat goes far beyond
and even the Palestine, Lebanon Middle Eastbut the and western states do not show any reaction to the clandestine nuclear activities of the occupying regime.” US
Oh yeah, and Obama is working to “urge elimination of nuclear weapons….”