U.S. quits UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

By Bob Unruh

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The United States is dropping out of the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, officials have announced, only months after that international organization went “delusional” by declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a “Palestinian heritage site.”

The Washington Examiner Thursday quoted Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, confirming the plans to make the move before the end of the year.

“This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” Nauert said.

The administration of President Donald Trump has been highly critical of the United Nations in general, and had suggested its anti-Israel bias was a significant obstacle. His comments were supported by a publicly accessible petition that is encouraging Congress and the president to defund the U.N., even deport it from American shores.

It was in July when WND reported one of America’s prominent supporters of Israel described how the United Nations turned “delusional.”

It was when UNESCO voted to declare the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a “Palestinian heritage site.”

It was just the latest in a series of actions by the U.N. against Israel, including its previous move to call the Temple Mount “Islamic.”

“This recent UNESCO resolution is another delusional U.N. decision which disregards the historical truth and the Jewish people’s deep connection to Hebron,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Staver also is president of Christians in Defense of Israel and founder of Covenant Journey, all in support of Israel.

“To refer to Hebron as ‘Islamic’ denies thousands of years of Jewish history as well as Christian ties to the site. The biblical patriarchs Abraham and Isaac, as well as the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Leah are believed to be buried there, and to deny Click to see the original article