U.S. to withdraw from Jewish-history-denying Islamic-supremacist-promoting UNESCO
Promotes a Pallywood version of history.
UNESCO has become a poster child for how UN agencies have had their missions perverted by the anti-Israel agenda.
Other than the absurd UN Human Rights Council, which is run by some of the worst human rights offenders in the world, UNESCO stands out for its anti-Jewish agenda, which seeks to deny the history of the Jewish presence in what now is Israel and Judea/Samaria (the “West Bank”) putting in its place a false Islamic supremacist version of history.
Among our recent posts documenting this bias:
- UNESCO’s Exec Board ratifies resolution purging Jewish connection to Temple Mount
- UNESCO attempts to erase Jewish connection to Temple Mount
- Palestinians Launch New Bid to Usurp Jewish Holy Sites via UNESCO
- UNESCO aids and abets Palestinian attempt to steal Jewish historical identity
- UNESCO to Jewish History: Drop Dead
Just one of many examples is how UNESCO declared the Cave of the Patriarchs to be a Palestinian heritage site in danger:
This was contrary not only to history, but also a UNESCO group of experts (ICOMOS), who had declined to recommend the proposal, said the Palestinian heritage request was too focused on Muslim history, and was weak, as it neglected Jewish and Christian history at the place before the Mamluk period (The Palestinian proposal called Hebron a Mamluk town. Ironically it was the Mameluke who forbade Jews and Christians to pray there). So, they don’t even listen to the experts (again). It’s a political decision and thus contra UNESCO mandate.
There has been no sign of UNESCO cleaning up its act. A new round of anti-Israel resolutions was only temporarily postponed as UNESCO elects a new President. The frontrunner is a Qatari diplomat. Qatar runs the anti-Israel Al-Jazeera network and affiliates. So if anything, UNESCO was set to get even worse.
The State Department issued a short notice today that the United States would be withdrawing from UNESCO:
On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.
The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise on some of the important issues undertaken by the organization, including the protection of world heritage, advocating for press freedoms, and promoting scientific collaboration and education.
Pursuant to Article II(6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time.
Not surprisingly, Bibi Netanyahu tweeted his support for the decision, and Israel’s agreement to withdraw also.
I have instructed the Foreign Ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from UNESCO in parallel with the United States.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 12, 2017
Israel also should kick all UNESCO staff out and close its offices. UNESCO already has stripped away Jewish history in favor of a Pallywood version of the region, so what else could it do?
It is likely that this is an attempt to get UNESCO to reform itself so that the U.S. does not need to follow through on the withdrawal.
But I doubt any reform is possible. UNESCO and most of the U.N. is hopefully corrupted.
[Featured Image: Cave of Patriarchs – Abraham][Photo Credit William Jacobson, 2015]
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Best news all day!
I warned about unesco on the 9th anniversary thread and referred to the accreditation authorities in preschool, K-12, and higher ed as the midwives of unesco’s agenda, but this lays out how it works.
http://invisibleserfscollar.com/is-accreditation-the-enforcer-for-unescos-vision-of-solidarity/ explains how it works.
Quality education does not have a dictionary meaning nor is it a desirable aim when accurately understood.
@Jacboson “UNESCO and most of the U.N. is hopefully corrupted.”
I believe you meant “UNESCO, and most of the U.N., are hopelessly corrupted.”
Sorry to have misspelled your name.
This is a case of the glass being half full.
This would have never happened under Barack “a perv in every little girl’s room” Obama. His warped UN rep Samantha Power is out.
This is just the beginning of cutting the UN down to size.
Btw, where is AG Sessions in investigating Samantha Power’s felonies in illegally ‘unmasking’ US citizens?
Reagan did this too. We’ll be back. Unfortunately.
The entire United Nations has become the antithesis of its original mission. Disband the U.N. and kick it out of the U.S. Let them keep their powder blue hats.
The irony is the UN is packed with dictators – democracies being the exception.
The U.N.’s Parade of Dictatorships:
The stench of Barry “A Perv In Every Little Girls’ Restroom” Obama, once again:
“Today, the U.N. is increasingly becoming a clubhouse for a rising new axis of dictators. In its menu of privileges for member states, the U.N. does not distinguish between democracies and dictatorships. For the dictatorships, this moral blindness comes as a boon they are delighted to exploit. Thus has Iran, even while under U.N. sanctions, won seats on the governing boards of such major agencies as UNICEF and the U.N. Development Program. Thus is Saudi Arabia not only elected by its fellow U.N. members to the Human Rights Council, but picked to chair a panel that vets the Council’s special rapporteurs.
“Traditionally, the bulwark against such tyrannies has been the United States. But Obama, in his first presidential speech to the U.N. General Assembly, back in 2009, dispensed with that tradition. Exhorting all U.N. member states to collectively embrace a shared destiny, he declared old arguments and alignments to be “irrelevant,” saying “No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.”
“These were statements heard not only by Americans who believe in liberty and justice for all, but by tyrants who harbor so such respect for these rights. Instead of dropping old arguments, especially on matters pitting tyranny against freedom, they prefer to win them. The signal Obama sent to despotic regimes ensconced in capitals from Moscow to Beijing, from Tehran to Pyongyang, from Caracas to Cuba, was that for despots, these were times of opportunity. America was abdicating its leadership of the Free World.”
Great news. Why is it not effective before the end of next year?
Because that’s the notice UNESCO requires before leaving.