Tag Archive for Occupied Territories

UNESCO: Cave of the Patriarchs, Rachel’s Tomb are in ‘Occupied Palestine’

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.

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Trump’s Ambassador to Israel calls on US State Department to stop using term ‘occupation’

President Trump’s Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, reportedly calls on the State Department to stop referring to Judea and Samaria [West Bank] as ‘occupied’ territory.

By Gary Willig

 

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman recently asked the State Department to cease using the term ‘occupation’ to describe Israel’s presence in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem, according a report by Kan, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation.

According to the report, the State Department objected to the request, but eventually agreed to discuss the matter.

Ambassador David Friedman – Photo: Arutz Sheva

Ambassador Friedman described Judea and Samaria as being under an “alleged occupation” in an interview with the Jerusalem Post in September. Continue Reading »

New Jersey Gov. apologizes to Adelson for calling West Bank, ‘occupied territories’

 

Jewish Republicans reportedly gasped at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s use of the propagandized term in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

By JTA

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Economic Club of Chicago, Feb. 11, 2014. - Photo: AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – Photo: AP

Christie met with Adelson, a major GOP donor, privately on Saturday afternoon in Adelson’s Las Vegas office in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, which hosted the RJC meeting, Politico reported, citing an unnamed source.

During his speech on Saturday, Christie spoke of his family’s trip to Israel in 2012.

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