Emmanuel Nahshon, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson released in a statement, “The letter will be submitted by Ambassador Carmel Sharma-Hacohen in the coming days, certainly before the end of the year.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday to submit a formal letter to the organization’s director-general announcing Israel’s departure from the UN body.
“The letter will be submitted by Ambassador Carmel Sharma-Hacohen in the coming days, certainly before the end of the year,” said Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon.
Israel’s UNESCO envoy, Carmel Shama-Hacohen – Ynet (not accredited)
The UNESCO constitution holds that a country’s withdrawal from the organization takes effect on 31 December of the year following that during which the notice was given.
Following the UNESCO’s decision last year that deliberately omitted any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount or Western Wall, P.M. Netanyahu ordered a replica of the famous Rome landmark showing relief of Roman soldiers carrying the golden spoils from their looting of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. – UNESCO Director: ‘Arch proves Jewish people’s link to Jerusalem.’
By Itamar Eichner
Israel presented the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) with a replica of a portion of the Arch of Titus depicting the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
In response to #UNESCO‘s denials of history,🇮🇱presents replica from Arch of Titus proving Jewish Temple stood in Jerusalem 2000 yrs ago.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley, “The UNESCO vote on Hebron is tragic on several levels. It represents an affront to history. It undermines the trust that is needed for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to be successful. And it further discredits an already highly questionable UN agency…The United States is currently evaluating the appropriate level of its continued engagement at UNESCO.”
The UN’s cultural committee convened in Krakow to approve yet another proposal submitted by Arab states rejecting Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and condemning the Jewish State for conducting archeological excavations in Jerusalem’s Old City.
By Itamar Eichner
A committee of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) convened in Krakow Tuesday where it approved the wording of a proposed resolution denying that Israel is the sovereign power over Jerusalem and condemning it for conducting archeological excavations in the Old City.
To the committee’s chairman, Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO said, “this is the garbage” as he pointed to the trash can. Then he held up a piece of paper and said, “this is the resolution, and this is the place for it” as he dropped it into the garbage-can.
In a piece of diplomatic theatrics, Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen on Wednesday threw a copy of the Jerusalem resolution into a trash bin right after it was approved by the World Heritage Committee in Paris.
In attacking WHC’s approval of a text that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, he equated the Jerusalem resolution with the famous 1975 United Nations resolution that Zionism equals racism, “The fate of this resolution shall be no different than that of UN resolution 3379 adopted in 1975, which equated Zionism with racism. Continue Reading »
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