UNESCO is telling the lie often enough - will it become the truth?no historical connection to the Jewish people.
UNESCO is pursuing a diabolical Arabized geography which opens the door to a Jüdenrein Judea, a de-Judaized “holy land”, as the anti-Semitic semanticists call it.
But the attack on language is more than semantic. If it’s Jewish, then it’s called “Judea and Samaria”. If it’s “West Bank” or “Palestine”, those are justifications for saying that “Jews stole it”. And the Palestinian Arabs, whose members came to the holy land from the Arabian desert in the 7th century, become the descendants of the long-disappeared, so-called “indigenous Canaanites” of the Bible.
That's why a few days ago Irina Bokova, head of UNESCO, sent a message to the Palestinian Authority “on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”,in which she proclaims the support for "the Palestinian cultural industry".
Battir, however, is not “a Palestinian village” with an old irrigation system, it’s the holy site of the ancient Jewish fortress of Betar, the site of the last organized resistance of the Jews to Roman rule in 135 C.E. during the historically documenteed Bar Kochba rebellion.
But in the UNESCO protocols there is no mention of Betar.
According to the UNESCO-Palestinian Authority joint venture, Eretz Yisrael is a myth, a colonialist construct, a Jewish plot.
UNESCO’s next steps are underto take place under Israel’s nose: very soon the Temple Mount, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Joseph’s Tomb and the Shalom al Israel synagogue will be designated as “mosques” by the UN’s agency.
Slapping history squarely in the face, UNESCO has already adopted the Arab-islamic propaganda and declared that Rachel’s Tomb and Hevron’s Cave of the Patriarchs are “Muslim mosques”.Read the whole thing.
The only good news here is that the United States Congress cut off UNESCO's funding last year, so at least the US isn't paying for this monstrosity. Of course, the Obama administration would like to reinstate the funding, but so long as he doesn't find a trick to circumvent Congress (and he'd have to cancel a vacation to do that), I see little chance of that happening.