President Trump Withdrew the US from UNESCO, citing continued, blatant anti-Israel bias.
UNESCO has repeatedly attempted to deligitimize Israel and it’s rich historic ties to Jerusalem. President Trump has had enough.
Unlike Obama, President Trump has vowed to be a friend to Israel.
“United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that the Trump administration sees as anti-Israel.
The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after the agency voted to include the Palestinian Authority as a member in 2011, but the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at the agency’s Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes.”
Very important side note…
It should be noted that the LA Times- a”legitimate news source,” mentions the de-funding of UNESCO in 2011 which might lead a person to believe that Obama was also not supportive of UNESCO. However, the story lies in the omission…
“Last November,  the U.S. government cut funding to the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after it became the first U.N. agency to grant full membership to “Palestine.”
A U.S. law enacted in 1990 bars funding to “the United Nations or any specialized agency thereof which accords the Palestine Liberation Organization the same standing as member states.”
A second law, passed four years later, prohibits “voluntary or assessed contribution to any affiliated organization of the United Nations which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood.”
The funding cutoff was a severe blow to the Paris-based organization, which gets 22 percent of its operating budget from the U.S. – amounting to around $80 million a year – plus a further $3-$4 million a year in extra-budgetary funds.”
In 2013 Obama was desperately seeking a way to bypass the law by seeking a waiver. His State Department under the stewardship of Hillary Clinton attempted to skirt the law and requested a whopping 79 million to support UNESCO.
UNESCO’s war on Israel has been unconscionable.
UNESCO adopted the “Occupied Palestine” resolution that essentially rewrites history and de-legitimizes the historic ties of both Jews and Christians to holy sites in Jerusalem. In the process they launched the following assaults:
- Disavowed Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem.
- The Temple Mount and the Western Wall fell under UNESCO attack.
- The UN body referred to all the holy sites in Jerusalem using Muslim names.
- Declared the Tomb of the Patriarchs-the second holiest site after the Temple Mount- to be a Palestinian world heritage site in danger.
- At the same time, the UN body harshly condemned Israel for “aggression.”
Mike Huckabee called out the Palestinian scam.
During his 2008 run for President Mike Huckabee, who is also a Christian minister, made waves when he stated that Palestine doesn’t exist.
He criticized Obama’s stance on Israel and said that speaking of the issue of the Palestinian people was really “a political tool to try and force land away from Israel.”
Huckabee spoke to two Orthodox men and stated, “Basically, there really is no such thing as — I need to be careful about saying this, because people will really get upset — there’s really no such thing as a Palestinian.”
He also stated that there is no reason for Israel to give up one scrap of land in its tiny country when the “Palestinians” could easily be given a swath of land in any of the large Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia or Egypt.
To see video of his statement(warning-whiny Lib host) click here…
Ted Cruz nailed it
Cruz beautifully crushed the insane idea that Israel doesn’t have a right to exist. He said “There are about 50 majority Muslim countries in the world. There’s one Jewish state. And yet for Obama and Kerry one Jewish state is one too many.”
That statement would naturally encompass the sentiments of UNESCO and “anti-Zionist Liberals” as well.
To see his full statement click here….
The antisemitic Liberals will object and take it as reason #153 to impeach the President. But President Trump is not the first to give UNESCO a smack in the face. Ronald Reagan withdrew the US in 1984.
“The United States, as a founding member, supported UNESCO for three decades when its activities closely adhered to the goals outlined in its charter–for example, promoting literacy and education and furthering the exchange of scientific ideas.
However, as developing countries joined and its membership grew to 153 by 1980, UNESCO increasingly supported an anti-Western political agenda, espoused leftist propaganda, and refused to reform rampant mismanagement practices.
Specific examples included hostility toward Israel,calls for increasing government regulation of the media,and refusal to address management problems that led to budgetary excesses and enabled the Soviet Union to use UNESCO as a vehicle for spying and propaganda.”
The Left will never give credit to any of the powerful women in the Trump administration or his businesses. It’s essential that they keep Hillary’s chauvinist, sexist and misogynist mantra alive.
However, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who is not only a woman, but of Indian Sikh decent, has been a powerful force. She has boldly and repeatedly denounced UNESCO’s war on Israel.
Change of heart?
Israel was miffed because President Trump was delaying moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem until after the next round of negotiations with the Palestinians.
Today he is surely back in their good graces as he withdrew from the UN’s Globalist Nazi country club. It should also provide assurance that when President Trump said it’s a matter of when, not if we move the embassy, he is serious.
Not only was Israel pleased-they followed suit.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn Israel from UNESCO as well.
He stated that UNESCO has become a “theater of the absurd because instead of preserving history, it distorts it.”
Not exactly the actions of a Nazi
The accusations from the Left that Trump and his supporters are Nazis have always been absurd. It is the policies of the Left that have Israel in the crosshairs. It will be interesting to see if they still have the gall to smear him as a Nazi after this.
UNESCO has waged war on Jews and Christians by de-legitimizing historic ties to Jerusalem. In addition they have given all historic and holy sites Muslim names.
Crying because the US won’t fund an organization that is essentially waging war on Israel, the Jews and Christians, is typical of the Left.
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Los Angeles Times-Trump and Israel withdraws
CNS News-Obama and Hillary requested funds for UNESCO
Times of Israel-Obama and Hillary request funding for UNESCO
New York Post-Obama’s betrayal of Israel
The Times of Israel-UNESCO/Jerusalem
The Times of Israel-full text of “Occupied Palestine” resolution
Buzzfeed-Huckabee remarks on Palestinians
Heritage Foundation-1984 withdrawal
Video-Mike Huckabee statement (whiny Lib host)
Video-Ted Cruz statement