AIPAC Deplores UNESCO Resolution
AIPAC deplores the resolution preliminarily approved today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which outrageously attempts to undermine historic Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem. In its characterization of the current situation in Jerusalem, this resolution is an affront to the truth and a crude attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state.
By approving such an untruthful and one-sided resolution, UNESCO undermines efforts to seek a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by giving support to forces in the Palestinian community that reject reconciliation. Unfortunately, this resolution is also demonstrative of Palestinian efforts to circumvent direct negotiations by manipulating international institutions.
We commend the nations that stood up for historic truth and rejected this malignant resolution. We praise the Obama administration for opposing this resolution along with the signers of the Oct. 10 bipartisan Congressional letter which urged UNESCO to reject it.