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UNESCO publishes educational guide to fight anti-Semitism

Audrey Azoulay, the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s first Jewish director-general had the educational guide published after Israel threatened to leave UNESCO for their numerous anti-Israel resolutions.

By Tali Farkash, AP

 

The United Nations has released its first ever guidelines on fighting anti-Semitism in education.

UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body, launched the publication on Monday in Paris in collaboration with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the OSCE.

Audrey Azoulay – Twitter

The guide, aimed to be used by young people, the teaching world, as well as political leaders, was presented by Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s first Jewish director general. Continue Reading »

Dead Sea Scrolls to be Palestinian’s next religious ‘theft’ at UNESCO

Complicit in the theft of religious heritage sites, UNESCO happily ascribed to the ‘Palestinians’, Christianity’s Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2012; the agricultural terraces of Battir, site of the ancient Jewish fortress at Betar, in 2014; Judaism’s Tomb of the Patriarchs in 2017, but their most egregious abandonment of their responsibilities, in 2016 UNESCO ignored the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

BY HERB KEINON, TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The next “prize” the Palestinians will likely claim as their own at UNESCO will probably be the archeological site of Qumran and its Dead Sea Scrolls, Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu instructs Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO to submit formal withdrawal

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.”

By EYTAN HALON

 

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.

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Pro-Palestinian NGO maneuvering for control over Israel’s archeological discoveries

While cynical resolutions are passed without credence at UNESCO and other United Nations NGOs with impunity, it would be disastrous for Israel to intrust “neutral” international bodies to oversee archeology discoveries in Jerusalem, for surely first the Jewish connection would disappear, followed by Christianity’s.

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD

 

In Israel, archeology is far more than just science.

Indeed, perhaps more than any other country, the stakes of antiquities unearthed here could not be higher in terms of geopolitical implications used by warring factions to determine “facts on the ground” in the most contested region in the world.

Magdala stone with Menorah that was found in the Archaeological site inside the Migdal Synagogue area – Photo- Wikimedia Commons/Hanay

The battle between right- and left-wing ideologues is evident at archeological sites in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, where discoveries are routinely exhibited to the world as evidence of Israeli sovereignty in the Jewish homeland or as an occupier. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem to snub UNESCO prize honoring Israel’s innovative Volcani Institute

In light of UNESCO’s overtly anti-Israel character, Jerusalem has decided not to attend the 2017 Life Sciences ceremony, awarding this year’s prize to the Israeli research center, which is part of the Agriculture Ministry.
• “The prize awarded to the Volcani Institute will not serve as a fig leaf to legitimize the political resolutions of this organization, which harm the State of Israel,” commented an Israeli gov’t official.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event.

Minister of Education Naftali Bennett and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel have decided, in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Office, that the institute would not accept the prize as part of steps Israel is taking against UNESCO for its anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »

With US assistance, Israel filibusters automatic anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions

Israel’s envoy to UNESCO, ‘The days of passing countless anti-Israel resolutions in 5 minutes are over. From now on, UNESCO will need to devote dozens of hours, even add additional days for debate. Then members will decide if wasted time for useless resolutions that are purely political and have nothing to do with education, culture or science were worth it.’

By Itamar Eichner

 

Following a US-backed Israeli filibuster that lasted almost four hours, the Palestinian delegation and other Arab states failed Thursday in passing a resolution denouncing Israel during the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s 39th General Conference in Paris. Continue Reading »

French Jewish woman chosen as  new UNESCO Director-General

Former French Minister of Culture, the Jewish, Audrey Azoulay, has been elected to lead as UNESCO Director-General, just a day after the US and Israel announced that they will leave the UN’s education & culture body over its blatant anti-Israeli bias.

By Tzvi Lev in New York

 

France’s Audrey Azoulay will become the new Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

UNESCO’s executive board voted 30 to 28 in favor of Azoulay, a former French culture minister, who beat out Qatar’s Hamad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Kawari.The Qatari potential nomination was protested by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who said that Al-Kawari had repeatedly endorsed anti-Semitic works and denied the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu follows Trump’s lead: Israel quits UNESCO

Netanyahu, announcing Israel’s withdrawal from the corrupted UN body after the U.S.State Department announced its exit, said, “UNESCO has become the theater of the absurd and because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.”

By David Rosenberg

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Thursday night that Israel will be exiting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over the organization’s anti-Israeli bias, following a similar announcement by the Trump administration.

PM Netanyahu and Amb. Nikki Haley – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

UNESCO’s board is set to meet next week and had announced that the anti-Israel resolutions it had intended to bring to a vote would be postponed for six months. Continue Reading »

President Trump withdraws the United States from UNESCO

The White House, refusing to finance a “continuing anti-Israel bias” at the UN’s educational & cultural body, has formally withdrawn, having repeatedly warned UNESCO to end their revisionist political decisions that were a blatant “affront to history.”
– President Ronald Reagan quit the organization altogether, and Obama in 2011 temporarily withdrew from UNESCO after it voted to accept Palestine as a full member-state.

By i24NEWS

 

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday, with the State Department citing among other issues a “continuing anti-Israel bias”.

If the Islamic countries wish to stake claim over UNESCO, let them pay for it.

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Lacking funds & riven by agendas, UNESCO’s new leader to defend relevancy

After decisions reflecting UNESCO promoted a “fake history,” threats from Japan & the U.S., and demonstrations of rabid anti-Israel bias, the new chief emerging after next week’s vote will have to restore the relevance it lost and the funding that was cut off.

By Reuters

 

When Israel’s envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency.

Ountgoing UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova – Photo: Wikimedia/UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Ian Denison

Whoever wins the race to replace Irina Bokova as head of the UN’s cultural and education body next week will have to try to restore the relevance of an agency born from the ashes of World War Two but increasingly hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of money. Continue Reading »

Israel educates UNESCO by presenting Arch of Titus replica to prove Jewish Jerusalem

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.

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Absurd ‘Palestinians’ Warn Israel to Stop ‘Falsifying’ Jerusalem’s History

 

Feeling emboldened following UNESCO’s recent resolutions ignoring Jewish historical ties or rights to the Western Wall and the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Palestinian leadership calls on the int’l community to reject any Israeli candidacy for any international role considering, in their statement, that “Israel was established on the ruins of the Palestinian people.”

By Dalit Halevi

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) government, headed by Rami Hamdallah, on Tuesday warned against Israel’s “escalating policy” following UNESCO’s recent resolutions recognizing the Muslim right to the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron, while ignoring the Jewish connection to those sites. Continue Reading »

Israeli agriculture center wins UNESCO global prize for innovation

 

A first for the UN body to award Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center the life sciences award.
• Volcani Center director said, This is a ‘great achievement for the state and underscores our contribution not just to science but to international cooperation for ensuring food security for future generations.’

By Danielle Roth-Avneri

 

The Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, a government-run institute in central Israel known for its groundbreaking discoveries, is among the three winners of the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for 2017.

The Cohen family, Dr. Dai and Uri Ariel at presentation of the “Hadar strawberry,” named after Hadar Cohen kill by a terrorist in Jerusalem.  

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Israel cuts $1M to UNESCO, US considering next move after Cave of Patriarchs resolution

After UN agency’s diabolical decision, Israel deducts $1M to UNESCO to be diverted to a series of Jewish heritage projects related to Hebron.
• Defense Minister Lieberman: ‘Resolution is outrageous.’
• U.S. envoy to the UN Haley says, vote is “an affront to history.”

By Shlomo Cesana, Gideon Allon, Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weakened slashed $1 million from the fees Israel pays the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization after the agency designated the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron a Palestinian World Heritage site. The prime minister said the funds would be diverted to a series of Jewish heritage projects related to Hebron. Continue Reading »

US Amb. Nikki Haley: UNESCO decision an affront to history, “tragic on several levels”

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.”

By Ynetnews

 

US Ambassador Nikki Haley came out Friday against a decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to recognize the West Bank city of Hebron as a Palestinian heritage site, with only a passing mention of its significance to the Jewish faith. Continue Reading »