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U.S. Will Withhold Funds For U.N. Agency After Vote to Grant Membership to Palestinians
FoxNews ^ | 10/31/2011

Posted on 10/31/2011 11:28:37 AM PDT by Scythian

The United States will not pay $60 million to a U.N. cultural and educational agency after it voted Monday to accept the Palestinian mission as a full member, triggering a U.S. requirement to cut off funds.

"We are not going to be able to continue contributing to the budget," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "Palestinian membership as a state in UNESCO triggers longstanding legislative restrictions which will compel the United States to refrain from making contributions to UNESCO."

Washington is required by law to cut off funding to any U.N. agency if the Palestinian Liberation Organization is granted membership in any group at the international body.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: palestinian; un; unesco

1 posted on 10/31/2011 11:28:41 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

That is a good start. Now, DEFUND the entire UN and bulldoze it.


2 posted on 10/31/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Scythian

What — NOW we’ll withhold funds?! Sheesh!


3 posted on 10/31/2011 11:30:50 AM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: Scythian

Watch for an Executive Order to change this...


4 posted on 10/31/2011 11:33:06 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: kcvl
...and bulldoze it.

Better yet, make it into a movie cineplex, shopping mall and hotel. Start bringing in revenue instead of funneling tax payer dollars to the pit.

5 posted on 10/31/2011 11:40:21 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: kcvl

Defund it YES. Bulldoze it NO. Make it a monument to what not to do. The national museum of we say you pay.


6 posted on 10/31/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: raybbr

Bingo....


7 posted on 10/31/2011 11:47:42 AM PDT by cranked
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To: raybbr
Watch for an Executive Order to change this...
Absolutely. Obama isn't going to let one of his core constituencies down.
8 posted on 10/31/2011 11:48:18 AM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: Scythian
"Nuland said that if the U.S. ends up in arrears it could challenge U.S. membership status."

GOOD!!! Then get the eff out of our country!

9 posted on 10/31/2011 11:48:37 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Sequoyah101

Turn it into a national homeless shelter... let them trash the place.


10 posted on 10/31/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by samtheman (Newt? Can you do it? Can you repudiate your time on the Pelosi couch?)
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To: Scythian

Get the hell out of the UN and kick their ass out of the United States. This bunch of dictators and communists are of no use to America.


11 posted on 10/31/2011 11:53:49 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: NoGrayZone

“Nuland said that if the U.S. ends up in arrears it could challenge U.S. membership status.”

Do it!

The U.S. funds about 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget, or roughly $80 million annually. Nuland said the $60 million was scheduled to be sent in November.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/31/us-could-withhold-funds-to-un-agency-after-vote-to-grant-membership-to/#ixzz1cO20yMPU

The U.S. rejoined UNESCO in 2002, after having left the organization 19 years earlier.

An aide to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said the congresswoman supports full enforcement of the law, without exception.

Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., has also introduced legislation that would withhold U.S. contributions from any U.N. agency or program that “upgrades” the status of the Palestinian observer mission at the U.N, whether full membership or not.


12 posted on 10/31/2011 11:54:54 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Scythian

Great! Can we stop sending taxpayer money to the Palestinians now also?


13 posted on 10/31/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Sequoyah101

If we bulldoze the sucker there’s nothing left for them to resurrect, which is exactly what the Leftists will do.

The Left is trying to bulldoze the Constitution so that there’s nothing for us to resurrect, so we must do them the similar favor.


14 posted on 10/31/2011 12:10:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: raybbr

No can do. However, look for him to “find” 60 million somewhere in his slush funds, aka he stash, to go ahead and make the contributions anyway. Or maybe he’ll just go ahead and give the money to the PLO directly.


15 posted on 10/31/2011 12:14:22 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: ichabod1

Obama may “loan” the money to un


16 posted on 10/31/2011 12:18:29 PM PDT by heiss (heartless)
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To: rockinqsranch

OK, bulldoze it.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 12:20:52 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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18 posted on 10/31/2011 12:22:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Logical me

Get the hell out of the UN and kick their ass out of the United States. This bunch of dictators and communists are of no use to America.
They're war criminals. If we kick them out right off the bat, how will we get to punish them? (Oh that's right, I forgot; we have too many leftists in DC that want us to be ruled by them.)
19 posted on 10/31/2011 12:25:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Scythian
A chance for Hussein to be a POSER and pretend like he supports Israel...just in time for election season.

Ain't that convenient?

20 posted on 10/31/2011 12:27:33 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: raybbr

“Watch for an Executive Order to change this...”

you beat me to this post — dittos.


21 posted on 10/31/2011 12:36:39 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: heiss

“Obama may “loan” the money to un”

loose lips sink ships — don’t give him the idea!


22 posted on 10/31/2011 12:37:54 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Scythian

Do we need an excuse to defund the cesspool on the east side. Push it into the river


23 posted on 10/31/2011 12:39:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun
LOL these posts are funny. I like the idea of pushing it in the river, but I'd like that to occur when Chavez and the hitler of Iran are in the building.

Maybe the UN can set up in Tehran since they love terrorists so much!!!

24 posted on 10/31/2011 12:48:11 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: raybbr

Exactly what I was thinking.


25 posted on 10/31/2011 12:49:23 PM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: raybbr

Obambi will not be happy about this!


26 posted on 10/31/2011 12:53:34 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: Scythian

Praise the Lord for small gifts.


27 posted on 10/31/2011 1:22:07 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Scythian

Bout dang time. Now kick the UN out of NYC and send them packing off to the Hague or somewhere in Europstan where they belong.


28 posted on 10/31/2011 1:38:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Scythian

But But But...they told us that since we give them so much money they will do our bidding. Makes you think the whole giving money to foreign nations is a joke—especially those that aren’t backing us at least 98% of the time on major issues.


29 posted on 10/31/2011 1:45:46 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Scythian

if this is so, the withholding will be only a token until Obummer executive orders reverse it


30 posted on 10/31/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISREAL)
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To: Scythian
Washington is required by law to cut off funding to any U.N. agency if the Palestinian Liberation Organization is granted membership in any group at the international body.

Feh....law, schmaw. When has that ever been a hinderance to this admin?

31 posted on 10/31/2011 1:59:35 PM PDT by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: kcvl

I always liked the idea of pulling the fire alarm in the building, and after they’re all out in the street, LOCK the DAMN DOORS!
After the rats, and roaches are fumigated from the building, turn it into high end river view condos.
Can you imagine the marketing campaign?
“Live where you favorite Despot, or Dictator worked!” You’d have to have a lottery because every Lib in the world would want to live there! LOL


32 posted on 10/31/2011 2:12:26 PM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: All
Did any of the other GOP candidates comment on this?

Newt released a statement:

“I condemn the decision of the UNESCO to admit Palestine as a member state, and applaud the State Department for immediately moving to cut off funding. This is a hostile action on the part of United Nations bureaucrats and the Palestinian leadership to circumvent the peace process with Israel illegitimately, and the United States must immediately cut off funding to any other UN entity that illegally recognizes Palestine.”

“The vast anti-Israel faction at the United Nations will now try to use this vote as a first step toward full Palestinian recognition, giving voice to a government that counts terrorist organization Hamas as a key participant. The United States must be prepared to suspend all funding to the United Nations if the General Assembly moves to recognize a Palestinian state under the control of Hamas."


33 posted on 10/31/2011 5:03:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: Scythian

On Day 1,014 of the Obama Presidency, this Administration finally did something I agree with.


34 posted on 10/31/2011 5:30:50 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Scythian

Was Victoria from State weeping when she said not able to contribute?


35 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kcvl

Agree.......100%


36 posted on 10/31/2011 11:01:27 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Scythian

UNESCO, an organization dedicated to decide which things are “belongings of the world government”, or “World Heritage Site”, as they say. They’ve been dictating a certain kind of political influence since, well, ever. No surprise that they want to decide maps and frontiers now.


37 posted on 10/31/2011 11:10:04 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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38 posted on 11/01/2011 5:38:04 AM PDT by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: rikkir
“Live where you favorite Despot, or Dictator worked!” You’d have to have a lottery because every Lib in the world would want to live there! LOL

Nancy Pelosi would be first in line!

39 posted on 11/01/2011 8:08:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: newzjunkey
"Newt released a statement: "I condemn the decision of the UNESCO to admit Palestine as a member state, and applaud the State Department for immediately moving to cut off funding. This is a hostile action on the part of United Nations bureaucrats and the Palestinian leadership to circumvent the peace process with Israel illegitimately, and the United States must immediately cut off funding to any other UN entity that illegally recognizes Palestine.

The vast anti-Israel faction at the United Nations will now try to use this vote as a first step toward full Palestinian recognition, giving voice to a government that counts terrorist organization Hamas as a key participant. The United States must be prepared to suspend all funding to the United Nations if the General Assembly moves to recognize a Palestinian state under the control of Hamas."

The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is mostly now centered on "Cultural Organization" and is as bad or worse than the United Nations Human Rights Council. Google "UN Human Rights Council" and you'll see some of the worst offenders of human rights are on that Council.

That UN org now has Cuba, Saudi Arabia, China, Congo, and so many more on the council. How many resolutions has the UN councils passed against the peaceful Israelis, and not a one against Iran and Syria who back Hezbollah and Hamas? Talk about hypocrisy. What a worthless bunch of a**hats.

Between UNESCO and the Human Rights Council, the UN has become so corrupt, biased, and self-serving against Western civilization that I truly believe it should be disbanded. Of course, I never thought it worth much, but it's getting worse.

If not disbanded, then get them the hell out of our Country, and let them push their one-world, anti-free enterprise, anti-Israel, and pro-socialist/communist agenda somewhere else. If America did such, it would make them less credible. Good thing.

Yes, I know this is nothing new...just thought I would mention the reasons why the UN should just go away, once again.

And while we're at it, disband NATO. There is no longer any need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It only gets us into conflicts we should have no part of - think Libya. If the SHTF, we can always aligned with those countries who have liberty's best interests at heart. Think WWII. There was no NATO; no UNITED NATIONS. Simple survival and protection of freedom. I'm confident Australia and even the pathetic PC British and others would sign on quickly.

Disclaimer: I'm not an isolationist and do not support Ron Paul's beliefs to pull up the drawbridge. If we did so, the World would quickly become the hunting ground for every totalitarian dictator/regime. Still, I believe we should pull our Troops out of certain locations and let the rogue nations know that an attack on Western civilization in mass, then you get Dresden and Tokyo fire-bombing. Enough of this political correctness nonsense. They attack, everyone of them gets killed. Everyone. Sorry. Better their civilians than ours.

If I've learned anything in my 61 years, it is that bad guys only understand power. I learned that in Junior High School about bullies and power-mongers. I've also learned that collateral damage is a consequence of committing to such power.

Blue hats are a**hats. They do little; accomplish nothing (think Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Chad, et al). A waste of time and money. Either go in with everything we've got or let them self-destruct. They are no threat simply because they can't and probably never will get their sh*t together.

We should have put Iran's leadership in its rightful place long ago - as in dead. Now they probably have the bomb, and definitely have big military capability. We should have also supported their peoples' uprising.

I'm going to see a major conflagration in the Middle East in my lifetime because of the "Arab Spring", which could lead to WWIII. Our idiot politicians think democracy is going to take hold in that region? Really?

Geeze, I'm a nobody, but can see the Islamists (Sharia Law) already winning elections with their new found so-called freedom. Nobody wants to say it, but I will -- So many Muslim peoples just simply don't WANT liberty, as we know it. They're not of that ideology; they are of a theocracy that is all encompassing in their lives. "Islam is peaceful religion" so said Bush. Pfft.

Also, when we pull out of Iraq and Aftganiscrap, they will revert to their religious tribal conflicts, while Iran moves in to support their particular Islamist beliefs. Watch. You'll see it happen within 2 years of us being gone. We'll be fighting those barbarians again...

40 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: kcvl
Way to go, Dubya

/sarcasm

41 posted on 11/01/2011 1:29:01 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Scythian
Someone please explain to me why the so-called palistians don't already have their own nation in Gaza? I know about the West Bank that Israel needs to defend itself from Syria, but what has that to do with Gaza?

The Israelis unilaterally pulled out of Gaza some years ago where most of the palis live. I would think that gave them their Nation. So I vote yes, in the UN, they have their nation. While, they can have the land, what I like most about the palis having a designated nation, once they are a world-accepted nation, when they attack Israel, she can bomb them out of existence when they continue to attack. Maybe that's why the national community is so reluctant to give them their Country. Think?

What am I getting wrong? They want to go back to pre-1967 and get EVERYTHING they want so they can continue their intifadas against the Jews and suck up resources from other Countrys. They refuse to do anything for themselves, other than teach their hate and whine and cry and not even attempt to produce. No wonder the rest of the Arab worlds has ignored them and refused to take them in.

But wait, with the "Arab Spring" and all the Islamists that will be influential in their new governments, maybe the Palis can get more sympathy if they are NOT a true nation.

I absolutely despise that part of the world, except for Israel, whose populace just wants to live in peace and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Screw palis, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbolla, Hamas, Iran, et al. I have no problem with bombing them into the 7th century they so love.

The time is coming...watch.

42 posted on 11/05/2011 2:41:49 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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