UNESCO and Western servility

T. Belman. The indented quote is quite telling not just for western reaction to this resolution but to all efforts by the west to live in peace with Islam and Muslims. It is removing all potential conflict by adopting the Islamic narrative.

By Dr Ephraim Harrera, ISRAEL HAYOM

“they swept under the rug anything that could interfere with conflict-free teaching of the history of Islamic culture, in a manner bordering on servility — all in the service of dogmatic praise for a shared life.”

wall11Last week, Western countries, led by France and Spain, abstained from voting on the wretched UNESCO resolution denying the Jewish people’s ties to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Muslim countries, including Algeria, Lebanon, Iran and even Egypt and Morocco, all voted in favor of the decision.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak called the vote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “monumental failure.” Really? Would it really have been possible to prevent France and Spain from abstaining or to stop the support from Muslim countries? It seems not, and here are a few reasons why:

A Muslim country’s recognition of the Jewish people’s right to any of these places is considered by Islam to be heresy. According to Islamic tradition, Sulaiman — that is, King Solomon — was a Muslim, and he built a mosque on the Temple Mount. Any remnants of the Holy Temple or archaeological findings that point to the millennia-long Jewish history on the site would mean undermining the foundations of the Muslim faith. It’s no wonder that the Waqf, the Muslim authority in charge of the Temple Mount, systematically destroys any such findings. Any Israeli effort to sway the Muslim vote, including among countries with which it has ties, is destined to fail.

A month ago, French newspaper Le Figaro published an interview with a researcher who analyzes seventh grade textbooks, the grade in which the French curriculum teaches about Islam. His main conclusion was that “they swept under the rug anything that could interfere with conflict-free teaching of the history of Islamic culture, in a manner bordering on servility — all in the service of dogmatic praise for a shared life.” The researcher raised examples not only of ignored facts, but also of factual distortions.

I looked through one of these textbooks, and I found another omission relating to the nation of Israel: The best-selling seventh grade history textbook in France quotes the pact in which Umar, the second caliph, grants freedom of religion to Christians in Jerusalem immediately after conquering the city. But the quote ignores the Muslim source of the following sentence: “Jews may not live in Al-Quds [Jerusalem].” This omission is not a Muslim initiative, but a French one made by a major publisher. I also analyzed an 11th-grade history book, the grade in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is taught. It includes a map that labels the Temple Mount as the “mosque plaza.”

The reason behind this sort of behavior on the part of Western countries is fear, whether from conflict with their own Muslim communities or from conflict with the Muslim countries that buy tens of millions of dollars of their products. The monumental failure belongs exclusively to Western countries.

Israel must refuse to be the scapegoat for the West’s obsequiousness. The decision to cut ties with UNESCO is an important step in that direction. It will force Western media outlets to report on the grotesque distortion of history (which they ignored last week), and it will force Western governments to face their responsibility for their delegates’ votes.

Dr. Ephraim Herrera is the author of “Jihad — Fundamentals and Fundamentalism.”

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  1. After Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon attacked the UN Wednesday for funding the B’Tselem organization and providing it with a platform to attack Israel, American representative David Pressman defended the organization.

    Pressman claimed that the extreme left-wing organizations who appeared at the Security Council’s unofficial meeting expressed their ‘professional viewpoint’ and added that “Their words must be taken as the truth, as we know from many other unaffiliated organizations which describe difficult situations occurring around the world. It’s important to create an atmosphere in which any complaint can reach the ears of the world.”


    😛 😛 😛 😛
    Pressman is hilarious and without equal.
    Of course the world must “take the words as truth” of a Soros funded foreign paid mole org which deceives Jews and the world and parrots the agenda of the nazi collaborator who led the nazis to the jews to steal their properties… the start of soros fortune was on the stolen properties of jews.

    LOL, Pressman the ludicrous jester, says we must heed the “professional viewpoints” of the leftist foreign propaganda machine whose only viewpoints are political. A most corrupt organization supported by a most corrupt lying jester who is a member of another branch of the soros nazi corruption… the whole dem party and most euro liberal orgs are funded by the soros created tax free NGO network created to be a tax free propaganda machine.

    LOL, pressman says “its important to create an atmosphere to reach the ears of the world” ……. Goebbels could not have said it better than this publicly funded stooge of the nazi soros.

    LOL, pressman refers to the network of “unafilliated orgs which describe the diffiicult situations around the globe” I believe the stooge pressman only listens tho those fake unaffiliated ngo’s which are controlled by his nazi puppet master Soros.

  2. Netanyahu tells Amona residents Obama is a threat to communities

    Prime MinisterNetanyahu told Amona residents in informal discussions that President Obama intends to harm Judean and Samarian communities before he leaves the White House,


    I think his subliminal message to amona is that they better support BB as he is their only hope and champion to ward off the big bogeyman who threatens them…………… of course he did not mention that he NEVER does anything for Jews outside the euro designated ghetto boundaries and that he never utters these words in defense of the settlers and YS:
    a jewish pm who never defends the settlers to the world needs a bogeyman or his fool constituents would wake up the the fact that he never does anything for them.
    There is something familiar about this MO, as if I have heard or seen it before….. oh yeh, here it is:

    bernard ross Said:

    this will be a godsend for BB as he can once more show what a champion of Jews he is with speeches and will say we cant do anything now because everyone is against us…. very convenient

    Gosh, I never thought he would be that quick at exploiting it…. the only way BB can look good to them is if there is a bogeyman at the door and he makes them beleive that he is the one holding them at bay.

    I suspect that these bogies are all arranged under the table with him saying “I need a crisis or my constituents will desert me, and after all I am the one who maintains the status quo where Jews in Israel are abused by muslims and remain in their euro designated ghettos while I facilitate the euros building muslim homes in the Jewish homeland”

    Perhaps the Iran debacle was the same with him making lots of noise and then nothing… perhaps that noise kept him his right wing votes without delivering anything…… ever.

    the right wing needs to ditch the guy who never delivers as he will soon be ditching them anyway for herzog.

  3. Would the EU have voted for it a short time ago, I wonder. I wonder why the U.K. recently voted to suspend aid to the P.A. over stipends paid to terrorists and their families.
    What changed over the last few months?http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/218750 though there are claims in the U.K. govt that it’s not true?? https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161010-confusion-over-reported-suspension-of-uk-aid-to-pa/ Just in May, we saw this:

    GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of states and the Palestinian delegation, that singled out Israel at the annual assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the only violator of “mental, physical and environmental health…Out of 24 items on the meeting’s agenda, only one, Item No. 19 against Israel, focused on a specific country.”


    Absolutely insane as all of this is, does the fact the EU actually abstained instead of voting for it confirm what Bibi said about support for Israel actually minutely growing under their very noses at the U.N.?
    “Gentlemen, What I’m about to say is going to shock you: Israel has a bright future at the UN. Now I know that hearing that from me must surely come as a surprise, because year after year I’ve stood at this very podium and slammed the UN for its obsessive bias against Israel. And the UN deserved every scathing word…Governments are changing their attitudes towards Israel because they know that Israel can help them protect their peoples, can help them feed them, can help them better their lives.”

    We also saw this, this year: “Arab States Won’t Demand Vote on Israel’s Nuclear Arms at IAEA Conference in September”
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.737434

    First year they haven’t.

    That being said, the U.N. is patently such a madhouse (I mean that literally) I was reminded of the following scene:

    “Wedding Scene” from “Little Murders” by Jules Feiffer. Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould 1971

  4. EU backs B’Tselem over UN appearance on settlements

    While left-wing group faces accusations of treason in Israel, the EU echoes the US in tweeting its support


    this will be a godsend for BB as he can once more show what a champion of Jews he is with speeches and will say we cant do anything now because everyone is against us…. very convenient. Interestingly he is doing deals with those engaged in this libelous charade…. deals with the arab states who supported the motion…. perhaps its means nothing… because if it meant something surely the PM of Israel would now be cutting off the peace negotiations and any support of the arabs against Iran. I wonder how many illegal bldgs the euros are building while Jews are distracted with this new red herring. why is isnt abbas being assasinated for feting murderers of Jews?

    Perhaps this is the trial balloon whereby euro govs, US gov, BB test how the Jews react…. Since they all support the traitors who should be executed for murdering jewish children with their blood libels which incite pogroms…. this means the next step is the freeze in settlements which they all will demand based on Btsalem submission and the treason of Israeli leftist jews. BB will say the pressure is too great, we must freeze them… herzog will come in on the basis of the freeze. Every traitor will be happy they found a way to make the unpalatable palatable.

    UNesco and all the UN orgs which operate in anti semitism should not be allowed to set foot in Israel along with the euros who support the libels of betsalem. Same for the obama admin… I think a reaction from the Jews now would harm hillary, which would be good for the Jews.