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  • trump’s principled move vs. eu’s cowardice

    12/26/2017 5:48:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 26, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    Why the president's Jerusalem decision was the right thing to do. The Trump administration vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution last week that called on the U.S. to rescind its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and ultimately move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the seat of Israel’s parliament (Knesset), the Supreme Court, and where the Prime Minister and President of the Jewish State reside.  The UNSC resolution drafted by Egypt and backed by 13 other members of the Security Council affirms that “any decision and actions which purport to have altered the character,...
  • Israel to leave UNESCO over 'attacks' on Jewish state

    12/22/2017 6:08:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 2:03 PM EST
    Israel has announced it is leaving UNESCO citing the U.N. cultural agency’s “systematic attacks” on the Jewish state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Friday that the decision was based on the organization’s “attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of Israel.” He said the official letter of departure will be submitted before the year’s end and that Israel will leave the organization by the end of 2018. Earlier this year the U.S said it will withdraw from UNESCO, also at that time, citing similar reasons. …
  • The tragedy of Palmyra

    12/14/2017 4:25:45 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-17 | Hollie McKay
    First look inside one of world’s most magical ancient ruins – now utterly destroyed by ISIS Palmyra before and after ISIS PALMYRA, Syria – The Syrian city of Palmyra stood for decades as a shining example of ancient civilization, a caravan stop on the Silk Road that served as the capital of Queen Zenobia’s empire. The city’s meticulously preserved Greco-Roman ruins landed it UNESCO World Heritage Site status, making it a top tourist attraction in the Middle East and a mecca for archaeologists and historians. Now the city once known for its priceless ancient art and artifacts has been ravaged...
  • Can't Be Topped: Neapolitan-Style Pizza Making Wins UNESCO Heritage Status

    12/09/2017 2:30:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | December 7, 2017 | Amy Held
    When a UNESCO World Heritage Site comes to mind, perhaps it has the natural splendor of the Great Barrier Reef or the imposing mastery of the Pyramids of Giza. Now one may look no further than the humble pizza for world heritage status. No, not the frozen kind, the old-school kind baked in a wood-fired oven. On Wednesday Pizzaiuolo, the art of Neopolitan pizza-making, was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO says the designation is meant to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage — often passed down from generation to...
  • UNESCO has a new communist head, same as the old communist head

    11/09/2017 5:58:27 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The U.N. legalized the radical new principle of the world economy – a global redistribution of wealth from developed countries to third-world countries. Hence the name "Globalism."No one dares to mention this after the collapse of the Soviet Union, although the idea is undoubtedly alive. Its reincarnation occurred in the 1990s under the name of "global warming." Don't confuse "global warming" with scientific research. The term "global warming" has nothing to do with the temperature on the planet Earth. Instead, the U.N. talks about the political legalization of the global wealth redistribution. The term "New International Cultural Order" was once...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away From UNESCO — for Now

    10/19/2017 8:34:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-16-17 | Alan Dershowitz
    The State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO, citing financial reasons, the need for reform and the body’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” President Donald Trump’s decision to leave UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — as of December 31, 2018, was an appropriate foreign policy decision that will hopefully prompt a much-needed rethink of the United Nations, its purpose and practices. It will also send a strong message to the Palestinians that statehood cannot be achieved on the basis of UN resolutions alone, and that the only...
  • The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

    10/12/2017 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 23 replies
    US Department of State ^ | October 12, 2017 | US State Department
    Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO. The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives...
  • US WITHDRAWS FROM UNESCO, CITING 'ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS'

    10/12/2017 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2017 | MICHAEL WILNER
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that the US will withdraw from UNESCO, the UN's educational, scientific and cultural body. The Paris-based body is known for designating World Heritage sites like the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and Grand Canyon National Park, but it has struggled for relevance as it becomes increasingly hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of money.
  • US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

    10/12/2017 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2017 | MATTHEW LEE and ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) — U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes. The withdrawal was confirmed Thursday by U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to be publicly named discussing the decision. It was not...
  • 2017 10 01 John Haller's Prophecy Update "LIVE from Facebook Prison"

    10/01/2017 2:29:11 PM PDT · by Lera · 22 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Oct 1, 2017 | John Haller
    John Haller is in Facebook prison. Clearly, he must be saying the right things. Help spread the word and get his message out. We may be experiencing to advent of two classic novels in our lifetime. Were Orwell and Rand modern day prophets? Consider this: In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish "thoughtcrimes" which are defined as personal and political thoughts unapproved by "the Party." Thinkpol used criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance to monitor and arrest all citizens of "Oceania" who would commit...
  • The Temple Mt is the eye of the Storm...

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.(Psalm 2:1-6)The “Kings of the Earth and their rulers”, the so called...
  • 2017 07 09 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Event Overdrive / Why Hebron Matters"

    07/09/2017 2:44:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 9, 2017 | John Haller
    Macron to rule like a "Roman god." 1st Genderless Baby born. Germany raids homes of citizens who posted social media that opposed the government's idea of appropriate. And then, there's Hebron, what is possibly a future flash point in prophecy, which UNESCO just determined should be a protected Palestinian area. Confusion reigns supreme in the world but John tries to keep us on the straight and narrow on these and other impacting issues with this week's update entitled "Event Overdrive."
  • UNESCO: Cave of the Patriarchs belongs to Palestinian Authority

    07/07/2017 4:07:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/17
    According to UNESCO, the Cave of the Patriarchs - an ancient Jewish site - is a Palestinian "heritage site" to be operated by convicted terrorist and Hevron Mayor...
  • UNESCO condemns Jewish presence in Old City of Jerusalem

    07/04/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/4/17 | Gary Willig
    UN organization declares Israel 'occupying power' of Old City, denies Israeli sovereignty. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee passed a resolution condemning Israel for its policies in the Old City of Jerusalem Tuesday. Ten member states voted in favor of the resolution, three voted against it, and three states abstained. The resolution refers to Israel “the occupying power” in its capital and denies Israel's claims to the Old City and eastern Jerusalem. The wording of the Jordanian-sponsored resolution was softened compared to a similar resolution which was passed in 2016, with references to the Temple Mount removed. However, the resolution explicitly denied...
  • Likud MK: 'The Palestinians are rewriting history' [UNESCO/Cave of the Patriarchs]

    07/02/2017 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 07/03/17 04:38 | Hezki Baruch
    MK Sharren Haskel (Likud) visited the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron on Sunday, ahead of an upcoming vote on a UNESCO resolution declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs a “Palestinian heritage site”. “This is a test for the international community. The Palestinian claims are baseless and distort reality. The Palestinians want to rewrite history and use UNESCO as their mouthpiece,” said Haskel. “As religious sites that are thousands of years old are being destroyed in the Middle East, Israel preserves the sites that are sacred to everyone, and they are open to all religions to visit and pray,” she...
  • [Israel culture minister] Regev: Shut down UN headquarters in Jerusalem

    05/03/2017 10:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 05/03/17 02:15 | Ben Ariel
    Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) will demand at Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting to close the UN headquarters in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and return the land to the state. Her call came after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Steering Committee voted to adopt a resolution denying Israel’s rights to Jerusalem. The resolution declares that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and...
  • 'Israel will deduct $1 million from funds Israel gives UN' [Netanyahu]

    05/03/2017 10:45:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 05/03/17 15:06 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during Wednesday’s Knesset meeting spoke about UNESCO’s latest anti-Israel resolution and thanked the countries which opposed it. “Yesterday, UNESCO again passed a delusional resolution regarding Israel’s status in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish People for 3,000 years,” Netanyahu said. “I very much appreciate the across-the-board unity of almost all political parties in rejecting this absurd decision. I would also like to say that this systematic harassment has a price. In wake of the resolution, I have instructed Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem to deduct $1 million from the funds that Israel transfers to...
  • On Eve of UNESCO Vote, Jordanian Influencer Says US Can Move Tel Aviv Embassy to West Jerusalem

    05/01/2017 11:35:53 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5/1 | Ben Cohen
    A former Jordanian culture minister wrote a controversial op-ed for a leading Amman newspaper on Sunday in which he argued there was no need for Arabs to oppose the potential move of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem. Writing in his regular column “Unpopular Statements” for the government daily newspaper Al Rai, Tareq Al-Masarwa — according to a translation published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) — wrote: “The Americans can move their embassy to the new [part of] Jerusalem [i.e. the western part] without sparking any serious rage among the Arabs.
  • The Catholic Church You Never Heard Of

    01/30/2017 2:57:45 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2017 | Iohanan A. Carvalho
    As I was growing up, I lost my faith in both God and the Church.  There are many things that made me lose my faith, among them terrible stories I heard about the Catholic Church’s past. Most of today’s pagan youth imagine people being burnt at the stake whenever they hear people talk about Catholicism.  They are wrong, but it’s not their fault.  The Church’s enemies, among them the communists, have spread lies about the history of the Church and the content of the faith. One thing they never told you, and the mainstream media simply won’t tell you, I assume,...
  • U.S. Must Investigate and Withdraw From UN "Education" Agency

    01/14/2017 12:43:41 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations “education” and “cultural” organization, as well as its controversial Communist Party boss Irina Bokova, are facing growing pressure over corruption, abuse, mismanagement, and other scandals. Several major donor governments including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Israel have recently been up in arms about the outfit, formally known as UNESCO. Meanwhile, insiders at the UN agency tell The New American that an external independent audit is needed to bring everything to light. And in the United States, where federal law already prohibits U.S. tax funding to the scandal-plagued UN “education” body, calls for a complete...