The “Palestinian” nationality was invented in the 1960s; now a history is being constructed for it. The U.S. should not just oppose this kind of initiative at the United Nations. It should oppose the United Nations because of this kind of initiative. The UN at this point is simply a tool of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The U.S. should pull out, end all funding, and expel it from New York.
“UN Declares Ancient Jewish Holy Site Is Now Palestinian,” by Russ Read, Daily Caller, July 7, 2017:
A United Nations body ruled Friday that an ancient Jewish holy site is now part of Palestinian heritage.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to make the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Old City of Hebron Palestinian heritage sites, despite intense push-back from Israel and the United States. Twelve member states voted in favor of the resolution, which the Palestinians initially put forward, while only three were against it.
UNESCO’s decision sparked a fiery response from Israeli leaders, who feel the organization is being used as a political tool in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
“It’s disappointing and embarrassing to see UNESCO denying history and distorting reality time after time to knowingly serve those who try to wipe the Jewish state off the map,” said Naftali Bennet, Israel’s education minister and chairman of the Israeli UNESCO committee, according to Israeli news site Haaretz. “Israel won’t renew cooperation with UNESCO as long as it continues to serve as a tool for political attacks instead of being a professional organization.”
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki touted the decision as a victory over the U.S. and Israel.
“This vote is a success for a diplomatic battle fought by Palestine on all fronts, in the face of the Israeli and American pressure on the member states … and a failure and a tremendous defeat Israel,” said al-Maliki in a statement, according to the Times of Israel.
The resolution claimed that Hebron’s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs are Palestinian heritage sites, despite hundreds of years of Jewish tradition associated with the areas that predates both the modern Palestinian territories and the Islamic faith.
Jewish tradition claims that Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, are buried at the site. All six are considered the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish faith. The tomb is located in Hebron, in the southwest corner of the West Bank.
The Hebron Jewish Community called on the international community to cut off funding to UNESCO in response to the decision….