In what is reported as a surprising move, Prime Minister Netanyahu is to speak on combating anti-Semitism, at UNESCO, which Israel is slated to leave shortly, after the UN organization repeatedly “has broken records of hypocrisy, incitement and lies against Israel and the Jewish people.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly accepted an invitation to participate in a UNSECO conference in New York on fighting anti-Semitism, as the international agency’s chief continues her entreaty for Israel to remain a member.
Both the United States and Israel have announced their withdrawal from the agency at the end of the year due to its “anti-Israel” bias, the US said at the time of its announcement last October. Continue Reading »
This UNESCO resolution, said Opposition leader Yizthak Herzog, “an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel disgrace that distorts the history of the Jewish people and their unshakable connection to their capital, Jerusalem …will find itself in the garbage can of history, just like the accusation that Zionism is racism.”
This latest resolution, submitted by Arab countries on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a member of UNESCO, rejects all Israeli sovereignty over entire city of Jerusalem including what was the capital before East Jerusalem was reunited.
By Shlomo Cesana
The United Nations cultural organization UNESCO, a body with a robust anti-Israel track record, is set to vote on a resolution challenging Israeli sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem. The vote is ironically scheduled for May 1, the eve of Israel’s Independence Day.
The draft resolution, submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization by Arab nations on behalf of the Palestinians, states that “any action taken by Israel, the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration on the city of Jerusalem, are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever.” Continue Reading »
All 100 US Senators send a potent message to the U.N. secretary general, accuse the U.N. of failing to live up to its original mission and unfairly targeting Israel, siting, “… Continued targeting of Israel by the U.N. Human Rights Council and other U.N. entities is unacceptable. This situation must change.”
By Israel Hayom Staff
The United States Senate sent a letter, signed by all 100 senators, to the secretary general of the United Nations on Thursday, demanding an end to the world body’s “anti-Israel agenda.”
The letter (below), obtained by The Washington Post, asked that Secretary General Antonio Guterres “ensure that Israel is treated neither better nor worse than any other U.N. Continue Reading »
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 »
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi described UNESCO’s anti-Jewish resolution condemning Israel’s actions in Jerusalem as ‘incomprehensible & unacceptable.’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for his opposition to a UNESCO resolution condemning Israel’s actions in east Jerusalem.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershon:GPO) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Alessandro Di Meo:EPA)
Netanyahu over the weekend spoke by telephone with his Italian counterpart after having sent him a letter following Italy’s UNESCO vote and thanked him for his remarks to the effect that Italy’s vote on the Jewish People’s link to Jerusalem was a mistake that would not recur. Continue Reading »
Italy announced on Friday that it would vote against such texts in the future, with the Italian PM Matteo Renzi adding during a visit to Brussels, These resolutions are “incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong.”
In a sign that European countries may be increasing their support for Israel’s battle against UNESCO’s Jerusalem resolutions, Italy announced on Friday that it would vote against such texts in the future.
These resolutions are “incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told an Italian Radio station during a visit to Brussels. Earlier this week he was in Washington, where he was honored with a state dinner at the White House. Continue Reading »
After dismissal of Mexico’s Jewish envoy to UNESCO, protests, and issues with the contentious resolution of referring to the Kotel (Western Wall) & Har HaBayit (Temple Mount) by their Islamic name only, the issue will be reopened thanks to Mexico’s change of position.
By Moran Azulay
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold a new vote on a draft resolution that failed to acknowledge a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount because of a request by Mexico that is set to reopen discussions on it.
Old city of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
According to the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, which voted in favor of the contentious resolution, his country has taken issue with a section of the resolution which refers to Jerusalem’s holy sites only by their Islamic names. Continue Reading »
Ted Cruz and Ros-Lehtinen lead a bipartisan congressional effort urging UNESCO to reject latest Palestinian inspired resolution describing the Temple Mount and Western Wall as strictly a holy Muslim site.
By Ben Ariel
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are leading a bipartisan effort to stop the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from passing a resolution that would describe the Temple Mount and the Western Wall as holy Muslim sites, thus diminishing the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem.
While ignoring a request to condemn Hezbollah, UN’s Mid-East envoy Nickolay Mladenov singles out Israel to blame. • WATCH: Caroline Glick shuts down anti semitic & bias argument that Israeli ‘settlements’ are an impediment to peace with the Palestinians.
By Ben Ariel
The UN envoy for the Middle East peace process on Thursday blasted Israeli “settlements” as being an obstacle to peace.
The envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, made the comments in an address to the Security Council today in which he urged both Israel and the PA to end the long-standing conflict.
According to a UN statement, Mladenov painted a troubling picture of the situation in the region and said that the conflict has now arrived at “a pivotal point.” Continue Reading »
UNRWA staff members who post photographs or text glorying the death of Jews and or Israelis on social media should be fired, said the non-governmental group UN Watch on Monday as it released a report detailing such activity.
Glorying the death of Jews and/or Israelis – Facebook post from Mazen Abo Hady
The report showed a set of Facebook posts from Mazen Abo Hady who said he was a UNRWA teacher in Gaza, one could see an artistic graphic of a man clutching a knife and wearing a black and white Kafiya over his face breaking through an Israeli flag. Continue Reading »
Deleting the text calling on Judaism’s Kotel (Western Wall) as “an integral part of al-Aksa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif” because of pressure from Russia, US and the NGO’s Director-General Irina Bokova, UNESCO went on to condemn Israel for ‘aggressive actions’ on the Temple Mount.
UNESCO’s executive board on Wednesday solely condemned Israeli aggression on the Temple Mount but swayed away from reclassifying the Western Wall as a Muslim holy site.
The vote in Paris was 26 in favor, six against and 15 abstentions. The US, Germany, United Kingdom, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Czech Republic voted against the resolution while a number of other European countries such as Albania, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy were among those that abstained. Continue Reading »
UN’s largest agency, established exclusively to perpetuate the Palestinian refugee problem, claims it will investigate the rampant anti-Semitic & pro-terror uploads from its school teachers, that even Facebook allows.
By Cynthia Blank
Teachers working at United Nations Relief and Works Agency(UNRWA) schools in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, Lebanon and Jordan have received no disciplinary action for supporting anti-Semitism and terrorism on social media, the Elder of Zion blog has revealed in an ongoing investigative report.
Screenshot of UNRWA teacher’s FB post – Credit- Elder of Zion blog
According to the blog’s findings, the teachers often published Facebook posts against the Jewish state and in support of terrorist activity. Continue Reading »
UN rapporteur and anti-Zionist alleges that companies dealing with settlers are in violation of int’l human rights laws.
Canada joined the United States and Israel late Thursday night in calling for the resignation of a United Nations official charged with monitoring and reporting on human rights in the Palestinian territories.
That official, Richard Falk, the UN’s special rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, called for a worldwide boycott earlier Thursday of companies tied to Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
That recommendation was immediately condemned by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who called Falk’s call to action “irresponsible and unacceptable,” and said it would “poison the environment for peace.” Continue Reading »
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