On 7/7/17, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee recognized the Old City of Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, Judaism's second holiest site, as a Palestinian world heritage site endangered by Israel. While the Palestinian leadership and its Muslim allies have often engaged in historical revisionism to negate Judaism's legacy in the Jewish homeland, UN bodies such as UNESCO violate their own mission, as well as fact and history.
Politico parrots U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry's falsehoods on U.N.S.C Res. 2334, and adds some of its own.
Thanks to a US abstention the UN Security Council has passed Resolution 2334, asserting that Israeli settlements have "no legal validity" and are a "flagrant violation under international law." Will the resolution be counterproductive, like the settlement freeze President Obama imposed on Israel in 2009? Or will it help advance the cause of peace?
For years there has been a concerted effort by Palestinian leaders and Muslim states to rewrite history and eradicate any Jewish connection to Judaism's holiest sites. This includes getting international bodies, like UNESCO, to validate historical revisionism.
In pushing back against the UNESCO resolution casting the Temple Mount as an exclusively Muslim site, UNESCO's secretary general herself downplayed the Jewish connection to the sacred hilltop. CAMERA has repeatedly held journalists accountable for the same mistake.
On April 15, UNESCO, a United Nations organization charged with protecting cultural, religious and historic sites, adopted a historically absurd resolution ignoring Jewish ties to the holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem's Old City
Whether discussing Palestinian demands or Israeli demands, Palestinian rejection of Israeli positions or Israeli rejection of Palestinian positions, the newspaper identifies the same party as the obstacle to successful peace talks — Israel. Compare ;how the newspaper reports the positions of each side.
The British medical journal, The Lancet, continues to publish unbalanced editorials exhibiting hostility toward the Jewish state.
The Christian Science Monitor published a toxic Op-Ed which argues that Israel, unique among nations apparently, has no right to defend its citizens from deadly terrorist attacks.
On a regular basis, The Huffington Post is a wasteland of biased and context-free reporting about Israel. During the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, The Huffington Post has hit a new low.