When critics of Israel slam the Jewish state and the United States for their decision to exit UNESCO later this year, they blithely ignore the organization’s history of anti-Israel actions.
That was demonstrated again on Wednesday, when the PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted resolutions that reiterated that two of the holiest places in Jewish history, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, where the Biblical Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, and Leah are buried, as well as Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
The resolutions also condemned Israel’s security fence, which has saved countless Jews from possible terror attacks, “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory,” and “Israeli army violations against Palestinian universities and schools.”
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan sponsored the resolutions, which were approved within minutes, according to The Jerusalem Post.
In 2017, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stated, “Just as we said in 1984 when President Reagan withdrew from UNESCO, U.S. taxpayers should no longer be on the hook to pay for policies that are hostile to our values and make a mockery of justice and common sense.”