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US and Israel Gives Notice They Are Pulling Out of UNESCO

US and Israel Gives Notice They Are Pulling Out of UNESCO

US and Israel Gives Notice They Are Pulling Out of UNESCO

In a move that is long overdue, the United states has announced that due to the anti-Israeli actions and outright prejudice they are pulling out UNESCO. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) was a foundation that was put together to promote increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.[1] Sadly what it became over time was a organization ripe with antisemitism, determined to strip any Jewish claim from the land of Israel and Jerusalem.

The organization was set up to promote the goals of equality in the UN’s charter through education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information, had done great work in its early days, had done much to preserve culture,  but in the end was more interested in promoting goals of special interests then actually focusing on facts. On 13 October 2016, UNESCO passed a resolution on East Jerusalem that condemned Israel for “aggression’s” by Israeli police and soldiers and “illegal measures” against the freedom of worship and Muslims’ access to their holy sites, while also recognizing Israel as the occupying power. Palestinian leaders welcomed the decision. It left Israel outraged, refused to address that Israel had any ties to the Temple Mount, further attacked Israel for actions on the Temple Mount, action that was precipitated by attacks from Islamic worshipers shooting at Israeli security put in place around the mount, then condemned Israel while ignoring the terrorist attacks by the Arabs. [2].  In the process of their rulings totally ignored all historical ties to the city or the temple mount by the Jews, supported the silly notion that the site was holy because Mohammad had visited it, even though there was no structure on the site when Mohammad was alive, the mosque he was claimed to have had visited was not built until 59 years after his death, while he was alive the site was used as a place for the inhabitants to dump their garbage, this is all shown in The Palestinian Claim To Jerusalem, the simple fact is no historical records kept by the Muslims support this claim, it was created later to prevent the Jews from having control of their holy site.

UNESCO then continued their onslaught against Israel in their ruling next concerning the tomb of the Patriarchs, although the Arabs do have a linage to Abraham, they have none to Sarah, Isaac or his descendants buried there, yet UNESCO came out and ruled this was the only of historical significance to the Arabs, not the Jews [2].

In 2011 UNESCO had partial ownership in a Palestinian Authority magazine, it ran an article where a Palestinian Arab girl of 11 said her role model was Hitler, it was a work that was praised by them, needless to say no one else was impressed, outrage finally caused them to condemn the paper and pull out of their ownership.

In 2012, UNESCO decided to establish a chair at the Islamic University of Gaza, this university was a strong supporter of the terrorist group in Gaza, Hamas, the condemnation was fueled by the fact that the university housed bomb making shops and was found to store bombs and rockets for Hamas.

What was worse is that in these incidents and others, Western Nations, such as Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, while they were part of UNESCO openly sided with the discrimination and attempts to remove Jewish ties to the Holy Lands, sided with the Arab terrorist, what is more, one of the strongest critics was Spain, the same one that just last week sent their police to beat up separatist who wanted what they were openly supporting for the Palestinians, guess the hypocritical nation thinks this action is fine for others but will have none of it for themselves.

Like much in the UN, including their human rights council that ignores the gassing of civilians in Syria, says nothing of the subjugation of woman and the horrible human rights violations of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia they have permanent counsels that do nothing but condemn Israel, what is worse, they do so with individuals from these lands and other great violators of human rights like Venezuela, Cuba, China and others that site in judgement of only Israel. The UN was a noble idea, like UNESCO it has become corrupt and useless over time, the US would be best served to cut off all funding to the US, give the money we give to them in direct aid, at least this way the UN will not be able to channel off our funds to help out terrorist in Syria or Gaza.


  1. “UNESCO history”. UNESCO. Retrieved 23 April2010.
  2. “Executive Board adopts five decisions concerning UNESCO’s work in the occupied Palestinian and Arab Territories”. UNESCO. 21 October 2010.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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