Hero: Mexico’s UNESCO envoy walked out to protest Islamist resolution on Jerusalem, now may get fired

By Hillel Neuer Andrés Roemer Slomianski, Mexico’s newly-arrived ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, is not only a diplomat, political analyst, attorney, economist, think tank founder, and author of 16 books and two award-winning plays. He is also a hero. When it came time last Thursday for 58 country …

PLO outraged as UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slams own agency’s Arab-drafted resolution on Jerusalem

  UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slammed her own agency’s Arab-drafted resolution on Jerusalem, provoking outrage from the Palestinian foreign minister Riyad Malki. (The full text of Bokova’s official statement can be found below.) Bokova, said Malki, “has out stepped the scope of her mandate by …

Issue 599: Palestinian rep: Abbas can’t mention “Temple Mount” at UNESCO for fear of ISIS

ENEVA, July 15, 2016 — Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is refusing to include any non-Islamic term for Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in a UNESCO resolution out of fear that he and Jordan’s King Abdullah would be targeted by ISIS, reported Israel’s ambassador to the Paris-based UN agency on science, …

Issue 598: UK, France, Germany Aid Israel in Opposing Palestinian UNESCO Bid to Deny Jewish ties to Western Wall

   Click here for video of UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer’s i24 interview on UNESCO GENEVA, July 12, 2016 — The UK, France and Germany are helping Israel to oppose a Palestinian-Jordanian draft resolution at UNESCO that effectively denies ancient Jewish and Christian history in the holy city, …