UN - UNESCO Passes Anti-Israel Resolution Again

Arno Froese

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Steering Committee voted to adopt a resolution denying Israel’s rights to its own capital, Jerusalem.

The vote took place on Israel’s Independence Day. [Twenty-two] nations voted in favor of the resolution, compared to 10 which voted against it. [Twenty-three] nations abstained.

Among the countries which voted against the resolution were the United States, Italy, Britain, Holland, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay, Ukraine, Togo and Germany.

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status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the “basic law” on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith.”

The resolution also condemns Israel for the military conflicts with the Hamas terrorist organization, which rules the Gaza Strip.

“UNESCO has long been politicized and unfortunately has become a tool in the service of Palestinian propaganda against Israel,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.

“Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO’s mission of safeguarding humanity’s cultural heritage.

“We, as Israelis, don’t need UNESCO’s approval of our history in our land. However, for the countries voting, I must say in the clearest terms: if you cherish history and affirm UNESCO’s duty to respect historical truth, there is no choice other than to vote against this latest attempt to subvert international institutions in order to attack Israel.”

Italy was the only European nation to come out against the resolution before the vote. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano denounced the vote as “another politicized resolution on Jerusalem.”

-www.israelnationalnews.com, 2 May 2017

Arno's commentary

There is no end in sight in condemning Israel, particularly when it comes to Jerusalem.

Also, one must emphasize here that those nations which courageously voted against this resolution, do not support Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. Nor do they accept Israel’s biblical right to all of the Promised Land, “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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