With Israel’s withdrawal from the unethical UN organization going into effect on 1/1/19, the Jewish State’s Ambassador explained, “UNESCO is a body that continues to rewrite history, among other things, by attempts to erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israel quit UNESCO because the organization was corrupted by enemies of the Jewish state, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN said Danny Danon said on Tuesday.
He spoke in response to the withdrawal of Israel and the United States from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Monday night.
Outgoing UN Envoys, Amb. Danny Danon and US Ambassador Nikki Haley – Photo- U.S. Continue Reading »
Executive Board of UNESCO passed resolutions declaring that both, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
By RINA BASSIST
The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning adopted resolutions 28 and 29, titled “Occupied Palestine,” which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory” and condemning the construction of the security fence and “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as well as three Jewish matriarchs, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are entombed. Continue Reading »
The ‘Palestinian Exception’, practiced by the previous three US Presidents, involved allowing the PLO, PA and their supporters a ‘free-pass’ for behavior that would have otherwise been acknowledged as illegal, but ignored simply because the perpetrators were Palestinians or activists in their stead.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
When Rosh Hashanah ended on Tuesday evening, Jews discovered that over the holiday, the Trump administration had enacted two policies – one foreign and one domestic – that on their face, don’t appear to be connected. But actually, they stem from the same rationale. And both together and separately, these two policies give Jews much to be thankful for. Continue Reading »
Letter including signatures of Roger Waters and Ken Loach, calls to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to be held in Israel, ‘until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights.’
By Ami Friedman
Over 100 artists from around the world are calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, due to be held in Israel on 2019. In a letter published by the Guardian on Friday dozens of musicians, actors, filmmakers and directors said they support Palestinian artists’ boycott of the contest since Israel “violates Palestinian human rights.”
“Until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights, there should be no business-as-usual with the state that is denying them their basic rights,” the letter reads. Continue Reading »
Israeli Knesset Members from the Joint Arab List party met with UN and senior PA officials in order to facilitate the passing of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations to condemn Israel’s Nationality Law as “Apartheid.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Arab MKs from the Joint Arab List are preparing a resolution at the United Nations to condemn the Nationality Law, Hadashot News reported.
According to the report, a number of MKs from the Joint List met with UN officials alongside Palestinian Authority representative Riyad Mansour and other senior PA officials in order to arrange the passing of the anti-Israel resolution. Continue Reading »
David Crane, who was tasked by the overtly anti-Israel UNHRC to chair a panel to only investigate Israel’s actions during the Hamas riots along the Israel’s border known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ offered his letter of resignation yesterday.
– Watch investigative video report.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Legal expert David Michael Crane resigned Wednesday from his post as chair of the UN Human Rights panel that is probing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
Crane, who teaches international criminal law at Syracuse University College of Law in New York, was appointed to the post along with the two other panel members last month. Continue Reading »
Despite the fact that Int’l Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has yet to decide whether the court has any jurisdiction over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 3 ICC judges urge “victims of the situation in Palestine” to come forward, to facilitate investigation against Israel.
• Jerusalem officials: Move demonstrative of predisposed “strong anti-Israel policy.”
By Ariel Kahana, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli officials voiced outrage Tuesday over a recent decision by the International Criminal Court in The Hague to actively seek alleged victims of Israeli crimes against Palestinians, arguing that this action indicates “strong anti-Israel policy.”
Jerusalem has reportedly filed a formal protest with the ICC for launching a campaign that actively urges the “victims of the situation in Palestine” to seek legal action against the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
With no chance of the Palestinians obtaining Security Council support with an assured US veto, an automatic Muslim majority at the General Assembly is likely to usher in a non-binding resolution for another token propaganda victory.
By Itamar Eichner
The Foreign Ministry and the Israeli delegation to the United Nations are preparing to thwart a Palestinian move aimed at suspending or permanently removing Israel from the UN in light of its controversial Nation-State Law.
The Palestinians will argue that Israel disregards UN Security Council resolutions, defies the the Charter of the United Nations, and encourages apartheid through the Nation-State Law. Continue Reading »
Fishel Khalid, a Pakistani Jew, appeals to his government in an op-ed asking for valid passport to travel to Jerusalem, since Pakistani passports are restricted: “Valid for all countries except Israel.”
• In Khalid’s op-ed, he points out how travel ban to Israel violates his religious rights afforded in the Pakistani constitution.
Dan Lavie and Israel Hayom Staff
Fishel Khalid, a Pakistani Jew, is asking his government to allow him to travel to Israel
A Jewish man in Pakistan has appealed directly to local authorities to allow him to travel to Israel.
On Saturday, Fishel Khalid, who also goes by the name “Fishel Benkhald,” tweeted his request at senior government officials, along with images of his Pakistani passport showing his religion listed as Judaism and the specification that “this passport is valid for all countries of the world except Israel.”
Khalid has said he wants to travel to Jerusalem for the Passover holiday in April. Continue Reading »
British pro-Israel attorneys have forced Kuwait Airways to agree to compensate an Israeli woman it refused to allow on a flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality.
• Kuwait Airways now legally obliged to either end its anti-Israel policy or its flights to & from the U.K.
By Dan Lavie & Israel Hayom Staff
Kuwait Airways will pay an Israeli citizen damages for refusing to sell her a plane ticket in November 2017.
Mandy Blumenthal filed a racial discrimination and harassment lawsuit with the assistance of U.K. Lawyers for Israel against Kuwait Airways after they refused to sell her a plane ticket to Bangkok once she presented an airline representative with her Israeli passport, Britain’s Jewish News reported. Continue Reading »
A party of eleven young millennials visiting from seven Western countries were flabbergasted when an Arab Christian told them, “There is no [Israeli] occupation,” adding, “Where is the occupation? We are completely under the Palestinian Authority.”
By Charles Gardner
An international group of millennials have seen the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new light after engaging with both sides – and being shocked by what they discovered.
A party of eleven young people from seven nations were brought together for the chance to understand issues from the point of view of those living there. They were deliberately not primed to view things from any particular perspective in order to allow them to form their own conclusions through interviews and talks with representatives of both Israelis and Palestinians. Continue Reading »
FIDE secretary Polina Tsedenova said the World Chess Federation will forbid Tunisia from hosting the international chess competition for kids, should they still refuse a visa to the 7 yr-old European School Individual Chess champion, an Israeli.
By ELIANA SCHREIBER
Tunisia, which is currently scheduled to host the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship, could have its hosting privilege revoked if the country refuses to grant a visa to a seven-year-old Israeli girl.
The country, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel, does not permit Israelis to enter its borders, and is refusing to make an exception for Liel Levitan, the European School Individual Chess champion in her age group, for the upcoming World Chess Federation (FIDE) tournament. Continue Reading »
Hamas Interior Minister insists border protests are peaceful, then says, “O Muslims, wherever you find a Zionist Jew, you must kill him because that is an expression of your solidarity with the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
By Israel Today Staff
One of the top Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip last week again claimed that ongoing demonstrations along the coastal enclave’s border with Israel are “peaceful” in nature. With his very next breath, he encouraged local Muslims to slaughter every Jew they can get their hands on.
Speaking a funeral at the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza City, Fathi Hamad hailed the “success” of what he called “peaceful” protests at the Gaza security fence that have been going on since the end of March. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon was furious at CNN’s chronologically inaccurate report which implied that the killing of the 4 Palestinians (3 of whom were Hamas terrorists) preceded the killing of IDF Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, thus attributing blame for his assignation on Israel.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel’s Foreign Ministry slammed CNN and BBC on Saturday for what it said was unbalanced coverage of recent events in Gaza, accusing the news outlets of “manipulating” events.
The CNN tweet contains a chronological inaccuracy by implying that the death of four Palestinians, three of whom were Hamas terrorists, took place before a sniper in Gaza killed an Israeli soldier. Continue Reading »