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UNESCO: Israel is an ‘occupying power’

MEMO | May 2, 2017

UNESCO today voted in favour of a resolution which describes Israel as an “occupying power” and denies its sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem.

Twenty-two countries voted in favour of the resolution which was submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan.

The text which was voted on included the following phrase:

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and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the ‘basic law’ on Jerusalem, are null and must be rescinded forthwith.

This led ten countries to vote against the resolution including the Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece and Germany, Paraguay, Togo and the Ukraine.

However it does state that Jerusalem is an important city to the “three monotheistic religions”, a clause a previous UNESCO vote passed in October last year did not include.

Twenty-three countries abstained.

Read Also: ‘Israel blackmails developing countries for votes at UN’

May 2, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Why is Jerusalem “The Holy City”?(and Israel called “The Holy Land”?) Aren’t they just another part of Planet Earth, and therefore Jerusalem and Israel?
    Implying that a city and a country are “Holy” implies something which is “Illogical and unverifiable”, isn’t it?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 2, 2017 | Reply

  2. It’s a very holy mess but it’s a historical holy site and mess!

    Comment by Claudia | May 2, 2017 | Reply

    • It’s just another part of planet Earth…….no more, no less…..

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 2, 2017 | Reply


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