UNESCO to vote on Palestinian’s anti-Israel resolution on Israel’s Independence Day


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.”

The Jerusalem Light Rail – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The draft, authored and submitted by Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, also seeks to acknowledge previous resolutions against Israel on the matter of Jerusalem. Article 6 of the draft calls for recognition of all 18 previously adopted resolutions, including resolutions denying any Jewish link to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.



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Tower of David and courtyard in Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP