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  • Corrupt Communist Leads Race for UN Boss

    06/21/2016 3:04:12 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    The next United Nations chief may be an unapologetic communist who served a savage dictatorship that murdered hundreds of thousands of people and tortured even more. Her name is Irina Bokova (shown). And thanks to a slick public-relations operation and a team of “former” communist spies running her campaign, there is reportedly a good chance that the Bulgarian Communist Party operative could end up as UN boss in 2017 when current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s term expires. Bokova currently serves as the chief of the UN “Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization” (UNESCO). But her long career in the service of both...
  • “Palestinians” to submit claim at UN that Western Wall is Muslim holy site

    10/19/2015 5:14:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    A new proposal to establish that the Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa Mosque is set to be submitted by the Palestinians to a vote at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) next week, Ynet learned Thursday.
  • Israel erects wall to protect Jews in east Jerusalem

    10/18/2015 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 18, 2015 | AFP
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police on Sunday began erecting a wall in east Jerusalem to protect a Jewish neighbourhood subject to firebomb and stone attacks launched from an adjacent Palestinian village. The wall would effectively divide Palestinian Jabel Mukaber and Jewish Armon Hanatziv, raising criticism among the government's opposition, which considered the move a de facto division of Jerusalem. As of Sunday, police had placed six slabs below Jabel Mukaber, each about 2.5 metres (yards) high and two metres long. Black lettering in Hebrew at the bottom of the slabs read "temporary mobile police barrier". The municipality said the wall...
  • 2016 04 24 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Falling Apart / Falling Into Place"

    04/24/2016 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 4/24/16 | John Haller
    In a world where things seem to be falling apart, it may be that things are actually falling into place just as God planned, and just as He warned us in Scripture. In this week's update entitled "Falling Apart / Falling Into Place" John looks at things that seemingly do not make sense. Men in women's bathrooms, a failing global economy in a crude oil glut, increased persecution of the Jewish state and an attempt to take back the Golan Heights and even massive shipping vessels being sold for less than the price of a Starbucks "vente" coffee. And then...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger

    04/21/2016 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 12:52 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    The Israeli government and Jewish groups have expressed outrage at a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks, described Jewish sites as “so-called” and even claimed that some Jewish graves were bogus. The resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries and adopted by UNESCO’s 58-nation executive board last week, condemned the Israeli government’s stewardship of east Jerusalem, home to the city’s most sensitive holy sites. The April 15 document also decried the renovation of “so-called Jewish ritual baths” and the alleged creation of “Jewish fake graves.” Sites were either referred to by...
  • Official Egyptian Government Website Denies Existence of Second Temple on Temple Mount

    08/24/2003 7:16:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 351+ views
    IMRA/SIS ^ | 8-23-03
    [IMRA: The State Information Service (SIS) is the public information organ of the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is not clear where the Egyptians think the Second Temple was built.] http://www.sis.gov.eg/jerusalem/html/jintro.htm   Introduction Jerusalem in history     All along human history, Jerusalem has always been an Arab Palestinian city. There is no clearer evidence than the events and incidents of history that prove this Arab right with documents and scientific facts. Thus, all relevant UN resolutions, especially Resolutions no. 181/1947 and no. 194/1949, which called for preserving Jerusalem and its international status under the UN Mandate Council...
  • UNESCO changes history, denies existence of Jerusalem Temple

    04/19/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God Fraught with “deniers” of every stripe, the latest and most egregious is UNre-E-unSCO (as in re-education, unscientific), whose UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God, that graced Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem for 1000 years. Ludicrous as it seems, a body of 58 board members, evidently unschooled in ancient history, decided to clean the slate of time by rejecting the existence of a building proclaimed a wonder of the ancient world because of its extraordinary opulence. Has UNESCO...
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • Netanyahu: UN reached new lows denying Jewish Temple Mount ties

    04/16/2016 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted a UNESCO decision divorcing Judaism from the Temple Mount Saturday night, after a motion over the weekend only referred to the site with Arabic terminology. "This is yet another absurd UN decision," Netanyahu stated late Saturday. "UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years." "The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not...
  • Egyptian Blames Jewish ‘Conspiracy’ for UNESCO Loss (+ Islamophobia)

    09/24/2009 10:13:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 333+ views
    JTA ^ | September 23, 2009
    Egypt's culture minister blamed a Jewish "conspiracy" for his election loss to head a U.N. agency. Bulgarian diplomat Irina Gueorguieva Bokova, 57, edged Farouk Hosny, 31-27, in a fifth and final vote for general director by UNESCO executive board members at the Paris-based organization on Tuesday night. The previous evening, the candidates were tied with 29 votes each, forcing a new election. "It was clear by the end of the competition that there was a conspiracy against me," Hosny said Wednesday after landing in Egypt, The Associated Press reported. "There are a group of the world's Jews who had a...
  • With Shipwreck Treasure Easier to Reach, a Duel Is On

    11/30/2015 2:11:31 PM PST · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Frances Robles
    The Spanish galleon San José was overloaded with 200 passengers and 700 tons of cargo on a summer night in 1631 when it smashed into a rock off the Pacific coast of Panama, spilling silver coins and bars into the Gulf of Panama. More than 400,000 coins and at least 1,417 bars were lost over a 40-mile trail. Four hundred years later, that shipwreck has become one of the latest to land in a legal quagmire over who should have the rights to historic artifacts trapped under the sea. This one involves the United Nations, the United States Department of...
  • Kerry: 'I Am Determined to Restore U.S. Funding to (Pro-Palestinian) UNESCO'

    11/12/2015 2:32:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    The United States was re-elected to the executive board of the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s on Wednesday, despite having withheld funds from the organization for four years. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated his determination to get Congress to relent and restore funding.“I am determined to restore U.S. funding to UNESCO, and hopeful that Congress will act to provide the administration the authority needed to waive the current legislative restrictions that prohibit U.S. contributions to the organization,” Kerry said after the vote in Paris.Wednesday’s election also saw Iran get a seat on the board of UNESCO, whose mission...
  • Top UNESCO meeting to vote on US role, Kosovo membership

    11/03/2015 5:22:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2015 5:43 AM EST
    Top diplomats are gathering in Paris for a UNESCO conference where they will decide whether to grant Kosovo membership and how much sway the United States will have in the organization. The Obama administration is lobbying to keep the U.S. seat on the scientific and cultural agency's influential executive board, though the United States stopped paying its dues after UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member in 2011. ...
  • US First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives in Qatar for Speech

    11/02/2015 1:54:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/02/15 | ap
    First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 2, 2015. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Qatar on Monday as part of a two-country Mideast tour, with plans to visit a crucial air base in America's war against the Islamic State group and give a speech on the importance of girl's education. Obama touched down in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Monday night, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported, without elaborating. While in Doha, she'll visit the al-Udeid air base with comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien. The base hosts the forward...
  • Thousands Honor Anniversary of Rachel's Death Despite UNESCO Claim

    10/24/2015 1:08:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    BreakingIsraelNews.Com ^ | 10/23/15 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Thousands of Jews flooded Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem on Friday morning, the day before her Yahrtzeit (the anniversary of her death), in a clear and poignant reaction to the Palestinian resolution passed by UNESCO on Wednesday, declaring it a Muslim religious site. The actual anniversary is on the Sabbath, the 11th day of the Hebrew month Cheshvan. It is customary for worshippers to visit the site at this time, though Arab violence makes this dangerous and in extreme cases, notably during the 2000 intifada, Israeli security closes the site to Jews. The multitude arriving today were not permitted to enter...
  • UNESCO Passes Arab Resolution: Cave of Patriarchs 'Islamic'

    10/21/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz sheva ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Rachel's Tomb, Cave of the Patriarchs now listed as Muslim sites, Israel condemned over Temple Mount 'aggression.' UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution Wednesday listing the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem as Muslim sites. The resolution - which passed with 26 in favor, six voted against, and 25 abstentions - condemned Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem and particularly near the Temple Mount. An initial draft of the resolution had also called for the Kotel (Western Wall) to be listed as an Islamic site...
  • Arab nations ask UN to designate Western Wall as Muslim territory

    10/20/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/15 | Cody Derespina
    False rumors about Israel's designs on a site held sacred by both Jews and Muslims helped trigger the bloody wave of attacks plaguing Jerusalem, but a tangible plan by six Arab nations to purge the Jewish State's claim to its holiest location will be voted on Wednesday by the United Nations' cultural arm. A UN draft decision circulated by Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates reviewed by FoxNews.com “affirms that the Buraq Plaza is an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” – a statement that would specifically fold the Jewish Western Wall into Islamic domain on...
  • UNESCO to Vote on Proposal Declaring Western Wall a Muslim Site

    10/20/2015 6:43:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 20 October 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Paris, France-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is making “an attempt to distort history” in favor of Palestinians by voting to declare Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall, a Muslim holy site. The JTA notes that the proposal seeks to confirm an earlier UNESCO decision that the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb–which are two West Bank sites holy to both Jews and Muslims–are part of a Palestinian state. On Friday, a Palestinian mob set fire to the Joseph’s Tomb, a Jewish holy site located in the Fatah-controlled West Bank. Fatah still takes direction from the...
  • PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO

    10/16/2015 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/16/201 | Ari Yashar
    Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an attempt to gain international legitimacy for its rewriting of history, the Palestinian Authority (PA) will submit a resolution to UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) next week claiming the Kotel (Western Wall) as its own. The proposal calls to have the Kotel in Jerusalem - which is an outer wall of the Temple Mount that is the holiest site in Judaism - recognized as part of Al-Aqsa Mosque located on the Mount, reports Yedioth Aharonoth on Friday.
  • ISIS Posts Pictures of Its Destruction of a Temple in Palmyra

    09/02/2015 3:16:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September s, 2015
    Damascus, Aleteia (aleteia.org/ar) – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant posted a collection of pictures yesterday that portrays the destruction of a portion of a temple in Palmyra, which is a Greco-Roman archeological site that it had captured in March.The jihadist group posted five pictures on the internet showing its fighters placing explosives within the Temple of Ba’al and on the surrounding walls. The other pictures depict powerful explosions and a pile of debris where the temple had once stood. The temple was once the most important building in Palmyra. UNOSAT satellite analysis confirms Temple of #Bel...
  • Inside the abandoned City of Libraries

    09/02/2015 4:02:19 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st September 2015 | Michael Huniewicz
    'The desert city of Chinguetti, sinking ever-deeper under the sands of the Sahara, is the last place in the world you would expect to find a library. Yet this crumbling outpost in the west-African country of Mauritania is home to around 6,000 rare books and manuscripts, including some of the oldest Koranic texts in existence which date back to the 9th Century. It was once the prosperous and bustling trade centre of several 'trans-Sahara' trade routes. Traders from all over Europe, north-Africa and the Levant would stop in Chinguetti before moving on to sub-Saharan Africa. There, they would rub shoulders...
  • Has Turkey found world's oldest temple?

    08/10/2015 5:47:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 8/10/15 | Tulay Cetingulec
    The ancient city of Ephesus and the Diyarbakir Fortress and its surrounding Hevsel Gardens have become the latest historical sites in Turkey to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July. Turkey’s next nomination is the Stone Age cult site of Gobeklitepe, located in Sanliurfa province not far from the turbulent Syrian border. The site’s discovery began with a coincidence reminiscent of a movie plot. In 1983, local farmer Mahmut Kilic found a carved stone while plowing his field in the village of Orencik. He took it to the Sanliurfa Museum, where it was to wait a decade...
  • Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

    06/21/2015 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/21/15 | Larry Getlen
    On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. Modal Trigger The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO’s funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed. Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s US ambassador from 2009 to 2013, said the president, having opposed Palestine’s admission to the agency, “thought he had done enough . . . and did not need to punish them further.” President Obama responded to Congress’ act by admonishing Israel for...
  • Facebook purges pages offering priceless ISIS plunder for sale

    06/11/2015 2:32:49 PM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.11.2015 | Lisa Daftari
    Facebook struck back at ISIS this week, taking down pages the terrorist army's middlemen were using to try to sell plundered treasure and artifacts from Syria and Iraq. The black-clad jihadist army has earned as much as $100 million selling smuggled artifacts from more than 4,500 archaeological sites throughout Syria and Iraq, many of them named UNESCO World Heritage sites, according to Iraqi intelligence sources.
  • A Catholic Perspective on Climate Change

    05/17/2015 7:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Bruce Colbert
    Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years since the Industrial Revolution.” For the U.N., it does not matter that the report by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change shows that human activity is not causing climate change. Climate change is actually about changing capitalism.
  • Schools now tasked with creating 'green' citizens

    05/17/2015 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | unknown
    Common Core is not a benign set of federals standards meant to make your children smarter, warns an educator who says it looks more like an indoctrination program to push students toward “green” jobs for a “green economy.” Alex Newman, coauthor of “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children,” pointed to speeches by Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “He gave one to UNESCO in 2012, for example, and he bragged that he was using these standards and our government schools to create green citizens to take their place in the green world order with...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim (Germany)

    02/17/2015 4:18:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Feb 2015 11:05 GMT+01:00
    The decision of Germany’s largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion—hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar—came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended. Last July, 33-year-old Mithat Gedik was crowned Schützenkönig (marksman king) by his local club in Werl, North Rhine-Westphalia—only to have his title withheld because the organization’s ancient statute meant that non-Christians were ineligible to claim the crown. The Bund der Historischen Deutschen Schützenbruderschaften (BHDS—Federation of Historic German Marksmanship Brotherhoods) club then granted him the prize as an “exception” after the case was taken up...
  • Rachel’s Tomb Hit By 200 Terror Attacks in 2013 (Israel)

    02/11/2014 7:46:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2014, 9:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    The Interior Committee discussed a bill presented by MK David Azulai (Shas) on Tuesday, which addressed the “continuous harassment of Jews visiting Kever Rachel,” the tomb of the Jewish matriarch Rachel from the Torah. During the course of the discussion, which was moderated by MK Zevulun Kalfa (Jewish Home), Azulai explained he had raised the issue due to the increase in the frequency of terrorist attacks around Kever Rachel. He noted the 1993 Oslo Accords guaranteed Jews prayer access to the site, adding, “if this is what the agreements look like, we need to be very concerned.” Massive Arab mobs...
  • UN Group Compares Boycott of Israeli Academics to Nazi Practice

    02/07/2014 4:59:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 4th, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Whether intentional or not, says a UNESCO body, the boycott of Israeli academics bears a similarity to the practice of German doctors, who were leaders in the Nazi party, of segregating out their Jewish colleagues Of all the surprising opponents of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the American Studies Association, perhaps the most surprising is one that has not yet received any attention. A small but official organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) came out with an unabashedly strong criticism of the ASA boycott in one of the very first waves of condemnations....
  • U.N. revokes UNESCO voting rights of U.S., Israel

    11/11/2013 8:34:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 8 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | 11/11/13 | Benson
    Israel and the US lost their voting rights at UNESCO over the Palestinians. The two stopped paying their dues after the Paris-based organization accepted Palestine as a member. See Jerusalem Post coverage. US national security advisor Susan Rice took to Twitter to blame Congress, while the Washington Post explains what the voting loss means for American soft power. According to the NY Times, the US had provided 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget.
  • UNESCO Cancels Jewish Exhibit Following Arab Pressure

    01/17/2014 5:40:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2014, 10:29 PM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations’ cultural body has cancelled a Jewish exhibit following Arab pressure, the European Jewish Press (EJP) reported on Friday. The exhibition, entitled “People, Book, Land—The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel”, was co-organized by UNESCO, the UN body for education, science and culture, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The exhibit was scheduled to open next Tuesday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. It was pulled after a group of Arab states, as well as the Palestinian Authority (PA), said they found it “deeply disturbing,” reported The Jewish Chronicle. UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova...
  • Castro requests funds to pay World Heritage dues

    12/26/2013 7:21:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | December 26, 2013 | Scott Huddleston
    SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is seeking support of an appropriation by mid-January to resume payment of dues to a United Nations agency, in order to protect a World Heritage Site nomination for San Antonio's five Spanish colonial missions. In a letter last week to leaders of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Castro said he fears that nonpayment of dues since 2011 to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, could harm the nomination of the missions and other proposed U.S. sites. The United States lost its vote last month on the 21-member World...
  • King Tut’s Sister Stolen in Massive Museum Heist

    11/15/2013 9:58:11 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-15-13 | Lana Zak
    PRETORIA, South Africa – King Tut’s sister is missing and Egypt has issued an international alert for her return. UNESCO and Interpol are working with Egyptian authorities to recover the priceless artifact, a limestone figurine of the young pharaoh’s sister from the 14th century BC. The young girl holds a piece of fruit and her hair flows loosely on one side–a symbol of her youth–but her head is held high, a decidedly regal look on her face. “This constitutes irreversible damage to the history and identity of the Egyptian people,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO. The statuette, “A...
  • What Business of the U.N. Is the Operation of the Alamo?

    11/13/2013 7:43:23 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | Victor Keith
    In a possible development that would have Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis rolling in their graves, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is considering designating the Alamo a World Heritage Site. Such a designation brings along a myriad of restrictions, and although proponents of the designation, such as San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, insist that the State of Texas would still have authority over the site, many serious concerns of the people of Texas are not being addressed.
  • US to lose vote at UNESCO, incurs debts

    11/07/2013 2:43:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 5:29 PM EST
    American influence in culture, science and education around the world is facing a high-profile blow Friday as the U.S. is stripped of its voting rights at the world's cultural agency, UNESCO. And it would cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars to win this voice back. The U.S. hasn’t paid its dues to the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in three years, in protest over the decision by world governments to make Palestine a UNESCO member in 2011. … The UNESCO tension has prompted new criticism of U.S. laws that force an automatic funding cutoff for any...
  • (Fracking & Obama) Drought-Stricken Kenya is Sitting on 250-Trillion Liters of Groundwater

    09/11/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 11, 2013 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Drought-stricken Kenya is sitting on 250-trillion liters of groundwater With the world as thoroughly mapped and monitored as it is, it's easy to forget the Earth still harbors its fair share of secrets. Case in point: yesterday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced that Kenya's drought-striken Turkana County sits, rather ironically, atop a staggeringly huge reserve of subterranean water. Following an extensive groundwater mapping project that incorporated satellite observations, seismic information and remote sensing, five vast aquifers have been identified hiding beneath the country's arid northern region. Preliminary estimates put the aquifers' contents at roughly 250-trillion liters...
  • UN Honors Warmonger, Bookburner, Mass-Murderer (Che Guevara)

    07/26/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    At a ceremony in Havana last week, UNESCO (U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) honored Che Guevara by enshrining his writings in its hallowed “Memory of the World Register.” The ceremony included several members of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s family. “UNESCO’s work is part of our support for freedom of expression as an inalienable human right set down in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” declares the UN’s mission statement. But not far from where this UNESCO/Guevara ceremony took place Cubans were being starved and beaten in pestiferous torture chambers for the crime of quoting the UN Declaration...
  • Hevron: Muslim Worshipers Desecrate Jewish Holy Site (Tomb of the Patriarchs)

    07/13/2013 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2013, 10:56 PM | Ari Soffer
    Jewish worshipers who arrived at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron after Muslim prayers on Friday were horrified to find that the site had been vandalized. The Cave (known as Me’arat HaMakhpela in Hebrew) is usually split between Jewish and Muslim worshipers, but this past Friday it was open exclusively to Muslim worshipers in honor of Ramadan. But when the Jewish section of the site was reopened, worshipers were horrified to find widespread desecration. Two mezuzot—cases containing Jewish holy scriptures affixed to the doorpost—had been torn off and stolen, and a third was damaged. Muslim worshipers had also thrown mud...
  • Israel is Selling Out the Land

    06/19/2013 10:48:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:39 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Why doesn’t the Israeli government stand up for the rights of Jews to holy sites? Not only is the Temple Mount no longer “in our hands”, but its easier substitute, the Western Wall, has also been conceded by Israel’s government to a group of femminists and cultural extremists. Judaism’s holiest place on earth today is the site of the most severe religious persecution of the Jews. Israeli governments have failed to stand up to wanton Palestinian acts of desecration. It’s the greatest crime of all—a religious and cultural crime of historic proportions. Under pressure from Europe’s multiculturalists, United States, political...
  • Why France is gearing up for a culture war with the United States

    06/08/2013 8:13:57 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, June 8, 2013 | Agnčs Poirier
    Do you remember the most Homeric of world trade negotiations, called the Uruguay round, which took place between 1986 and 1994? I was a teenager then and I remember that round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt) vividly. I had taken to reading the austere Le Monde every day and remember the uncouth Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association in Hollywood, who particularly despised European film directors for pleading with their governments to exclude cinema, and the arts in general, from the negotiations. Valenti roared back: "Culture is like chewing-gum, a product like any other."...
  • PA Slams Israel for Calling Off Politicized UNESCO Mission

    05/30/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s foreign ministry slammed Israel on Thursday for having called off a United Nations investigative mission to Jerusalem's Old City, calling it an act of "contempt of international law and institutions," according to AFP. The ministry said it "condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision of Israel, the occupying power, to prevent the technical mission of UNESCO from carrying its monitoring mission in the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls." The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was scheduled earlier this month to assess the state of the Old City of Jerusalem, the first...
  • Minesweeper to be cut up for removal from Philippine reef

    01/29/2013 10:06:54 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 29 Jan 13 | Matthew M. Burke
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy minesweeper that got stuck on a reef off the coast of the Philippines will have to be dismantled and removed in sections, a process that is expected to take over a month, Navy officials said Wednesday. The salvage plan is still under review by the Philippine Coast Guard, but it likely means the end for the 23-year-old USS Guardian. “Our naval architecture and salvage experts have reviewed all possible alternatives, and our only supportable option is to dismantle the damaged ship and remove it in sections,” Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt. Anthony Falvo wrote...
  • UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents"

    12/06/2012 5:13:44 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2012 | William F. Jasper
    UNICEF, UNESCO, and other UN agencies and NGOs have teamed up to flood classrooms with an ongoing tsunami of global-warming indoctrination. UN Summit: Transforming Your Kids into "Climate Change Agents" The New American 06 December 2012 Do your children (or grandchildren) have nightmares about the Earth melting or exploding due to human-caused global warming? Do they believe they have no future because our planet is dying, the icecaps and glaciers are melting, the sea levels are rising, islands and coastal areas are disappearing, polar bears and children are drowning, plant and animal species are rapidly going extinct, and extreme...
  • The U.S. Should Withdraw from UNESCO

    10/25/2012 7:28:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2012 | Brett D. Schaefer
    Last fall, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) granted membership to the Palestinian Authority. President Obama then stopped all U.S. financial contributions to UNESCO, as required by U.S. law.This didn't sit well with UNESCO director general Irina Bokova. Earlier this month, she ramped up her campaign to get the U.S. to change its law --- in order to get American dollars flowing her way once more.Bokova argues that UNESCO is a valuable voice for integrity and moderation. To cut its funding is not only improper, she says, but an act that threatens programs vital to U.S....
  • The Islamized "christian" Arab 'unle-tom' of Islamic Apartheid of "Palestine"

    07/21/2012 11:19:17 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Islamo-"Christian" anti-Jewish "Palestinian" Hannan Ashrawi, racist-Arab, ugly liar #OpPalestine @FoxNews what is this nonsense by Geraldo & Ashrawi that the #Palestinians have 1000 year history? They formed in 1964! - http://twitter.com/PatriotJackiB/statuses/222161526239399937 http://friendfeed.com/oppalestine/31baafbe/foxnews-what-is-this-nonsense-by-geraldoFact, "Palestinians" were formed as a "distinct" group, no earlier than in the early 1960s. And as author warned in 1964 as the "Palestine entity" was stil forming... Noted 1940's Jurist: "the Arabic-speaking inhabitants of Palestine... are not the descendants of the conquerors." Ernst Frankenstein in "Justice for my people," (Dial Press, 1944), p. 88 Even most anti-Israel sect, the Islamic Arab Hamas, admits: "Half of the Palestinians...
  • UNESCO designates Church of the Nativity as endangered site (bad news)

    06/30/2012 12:43:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    AP via Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2012 | Dalia Nammari and Karin Laub, Associated Press
    The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity—the place where Christians believe Jesus was born—as an endangered World Heritage site despite misgivings by churches in charge of the basilica.The Palestinians hailed the nod by UNESCO as a step forward in their quest for global recognition of an independent Palestine in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967. The centuries-old basilica is located in a part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank where the Palestinians have self-rule. UNESCO's decision was seen by them as validation of their rights to...
  • Archaeologists: Israeli artifacts support Solomon’s Temple

    05/12/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 05/12/2012 | MICHELE CHABIN - Religion News Service
    JERUSALEM -- Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon’s Temple found in the Book of Kings. Hebrew University archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel said the find “is extraordinary” first because it marks the first time that shrines from the time of the early Israelite kings were found. In addition, two small, well-preserved models discovered in the excavations closely resemble elements described in the Bible. The multiyear excavations took place at Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified city about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem, adjacent...