America makes a stand for Israel by withdrawing from UNESCO

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

The US has withdrawn from the UN’s educational, cultural and science organisation, UNESCO citing as their reasons anti-Israel bias as well as financial reasons. This is a positive step towards distancing America from the incompetence and corruption of the UN as well as a powerful message of support for Israel. Saving money is always a positive step in my book and I am sure President Trump can put the money saved to much better use elsewhere.

[…] The decision to withdraw from UNESCO, which the United States helped found, was announced on Thursday morning (Friday NZ Time) by the State Department, which said the United States would remain involved as a nonmember observer. […]

It marks yet another decision by the United States to distance itself from some parts of the international community.

UNESCO was set up after World War II to help promote the free flow of information in international community.

Some of the United States’s closest allies are among UNESCO’s 195 members. France’s UN ambassador, Francois Delattre, had urged the United States to remain in UNESCO this week, saying the United States “must stay committed to world affairs.”

Israel understandably has little regard for resolutions passed at at UNESCO. Israeli ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen when asked for comment on yet another anti-Israel resolution sarcastically replied “Sorry … I have a very urgent … sorry, Mr. Chairman … it’s my plumber in my apartment in Paris. There is a huge problem in my toilet, and it’s more important than the decision you just adopted, thank you,” 

[…] the United States has at times had an ambivalent relationship with the Paris-based organisation. The government stopped paying its dues in 2011 after UNESCO voted to include the Palestinian Authority as a member.

And senior Trump administration officials – including US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley – have been critical of the organisation.

Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, expressed “profound regret” after the State Department announced its decision. “Universality is critical to UNESCO’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of hatred and violence, to defend human rights and dignity,” she said in a statement.

Yeah right… Hurry up and disband already. The world needs less talk and more do. It certainly does not need yet another organisation that constantly censures the world’s most moral army while giving terrorist organisations and oppressive governments a free pass.

 


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