Wednesday, December 19th | 11 Tevet 5779

Subscribe
October 11, 2018 10:38 am

Danon Denounces UNESCO’s Latest Anti-Israel Decisions

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Danon Denounces UNESCO’s Latest Anti-Israel Decisions" to a friend

Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, addresses the UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East. Photo: UN Photo/Loey Felipe.Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs Rachel’s Tomb, 

JNS.org – Israel slammed the PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday as it adopted resolutions titled “Occupied Palestine,” which declared that the ancient Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb, in Hebron are integral parts of “Occupied Palestinian territory.”

The group also denounced the construction of a security fence and “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”

Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar and Oman sponsored the resolutions, which were approved almost immediately by the commission, consisting of the 59 members of UNESCO’s Executive Committee, which Israel is not part of.

The United States withdrew from UNESCO last year.

Related coverage

December 19, 2018 10:56 am
0

Lt. ‘Yod’ First Israeli Air Force Pilot of Ethiopian Heritage

JNS.org - Lt. “Yod” will officially become the Israeli Air Force’s first pilot of Ethiopian heritage when he completes the elite...

Nicolas Kassianides, UNESCO’s assistant director-general for external relations, remarked at the meeting that the resolutions were adopted following close collaboration between member states, invoking “the spirit of constructive dialogue that enabled to reach a consensus.”

“This is further evidence—for anyone who did not understand why the United States and Israel withdrew from UNESCO—that again proves that UNESCO is a body based on lies and biases, and is deliberately acting against us,” said Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. “The State of Israel will not be a member of an organization that is trying to rewrite history and willing to be manipulated by our enemies.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com