UNESCO Supports Terrorism

The Fellowship  |  July 12, 2017

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas deliv
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech during the admission ceremony of Palestine at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, on December 13, 2011. Abbas said membership in the UN's education, science and culture agency represented the key first recognition of his state and he hoped other world bodies would follow suit. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Not only do the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s resolutions continue to be absurdly anti-Israel, they also help promote the absurd Palestinian narrative. Gatestone Institute’s Bassam Tawil writes that such anti-Israel actions only serve to spur Palestinian terrorism, deny Israel’s right to exist, and make peace even more impossible to attain:

What do Hamas and UNESCO have in common?

Both believe that Jews have no historical, religious or emotional attachment to the Holy Land.

The recent UNESCO resolutions concerning Jerusalem and Hebron are precisely what terror groups that deny Israel’s right to exist, such as Hamas, have long been hoping to hear from the international community.

The first resolution denies that Israel is the sovereign power over Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, while the second one designates Hebron and the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs as an “Endangered Palestinian World Heritage Site.”

The two UNESCO resolutions, in fact, back the position of Hamas and other Palestinians — namely that Israel has no right to exist. These decisions provide Hamas and other terror groups with ammunition with which to destroy Israel, killing as many Jews as possible in the process.

Is it any wonder, then, that Hamas leaders were rubbing their hands with glee upon the announcement of the UNESCO resolutions? Hamas can now crow: ‘We told you that the Jews are just retrofitting their claims for 3000 or 4000 years of history in this area; now even the international community endorses the idea that Jewish history in the region is a lie…’

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