Which #UNESCO members threw #Israel under the bus this time? (shockingly, fewer than last time)

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Who Supported the Shameful UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem?
by Elliott Abrams
October 14, 2016

There is little to be added to the scorn rightfully shown in the United States and in Israel (which has cut all ties to UNESCO) toward the UNESCO vote this week that in essence wipes out Jewish and Christian history in Jerusalem by referring to it only in Muslim terminology. UNESCO’s own Director General Irina Bokova criticized the vote, saying “Jerusalem is the sacred city of the three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. To deny, conceal or erase any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site….”

The following nations voted yes: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Vietnam. Six countries voted no: Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States. These were the abstentions…READ MORE

Related story: Outrageous as it may be, UNESCO’s Jerusalem vote has a silver lining

Related story:  US Christians Slam UNESCO Resolution, Say Denial of Jerusalem’s Jewish History Equals Rejection of City’s Christian Past as Well

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