Outgoing US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley gave a rough assessment of the United Nations’ UNESCO council on Tuesday as “corrupt and politically biased” and a “cesspool” just one day after after the United States and Israel withdrew from the controversial group.
“UNESCO is among the most corrupt and politically biased UN agencies,” Haley posted on Twitter. “Today the U.S. withdrawal from this cesspool became official. #USStrong”
Paris-based UNESCO, which supports assorted educational and cultural projects around the world, has been denounced by critics for criticizing Israel’s so-called “occupation” of east Jerusalem, naming ancient Jewish sites as Palestinian heritage sites and granting full membership to Palestine in 2011. For goodness’ sake the Jewish people are the only people throughout history that ever claimed that Jerusalem was their capital.
The Trump administration filed its notice to withdraw in October 2017 from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and the administration of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed suit.
Danny Danon , the Israeli U.N. envoy, said Tuesday that his country “will not be a member of an organization whose goal is to deliberately act against us, and that has become a tool manipulated by Israel’s enemies.
“UNESCO is a body that continually rewrites history, including by erasing the Jewish connection to Jerusalem,” Danon said, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Have you ever seen such deliberate acts of aggression against a tiny nation like Israel?
The withdrawals are mostly procedural but they deliver a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded by the U.S. after World War II to bring about peace. The move will not greatly impact UNESCO financially, since it has been dealing with a funding slash ever since 2011, when both Israel and the U.S. stopped paying dues after Palestine, which is dedicated to killing every Jew and the destruction of the Jewish state, was voted in as a member state.
Since then, estimates show that the U.S., which accounted for around 22 percent of the total budget, has accrued $600 million in unpaid dues, which was one of the reasons for President Trump’s decision to withdraw. Israel owes an estimated $10 million. Try to collect that!
Even though officials said that many of the reasons the U.S. cited for withdrawal do not apply anymore, noting that since then, all 12 texts on the Middle East passed at UNESCO have been consensual among Israel and Arab member states, but when historians and officials constantly try to write your history out of existence, there’s no more reason to stay.
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