Immediately after UNESCO passed its resolution yesterday denying Jewish ties to Jerusalem's holy sites, Israel's envoy to the international body showed his, and his nation's, disdain for the motion. The Jerusalem Post's Tovah Lazaroff reports on, and shares the video of, Ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen throwing the anti-Israel resolution into the garbage:
In attacking WHC’s approval of a text that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, he equated the Jerusalem resolution with the famous 1975 United Nations resolution that Zionism equals racism, “The fate of this resolution shall be no different than that of UN resolution 3379 adopted in 1965, which equated Zionism with racism. “That absurd resolution was cancelled 16 years later, but the moral stain still remains on all those who adopted it.
“It might take years in our case as well, until the ‘Jerusalem resolutions’ are eradicated from the annals of this organization."
“In 1975 it was Israel’s ambassador to the UN, the late Haim Herzog, who tore the paper of the resolution to shreds on stage and in front of the entire world."
“I have no intention of doing it in front of you today; not because of your dignity, nor because of the dignity of this organization, but simply because this resolution paper is not even worth the energy needed for tearing it to shreds."
“It will be much simpler and a lot more appropriate to place it in its rightful place, the garbage place of history” Shama-Hacohen said.
He picked up a trash can and placed it on the desk in front of him. A white sign was pasted onto the resolution that said in English, “History"...