Israel’s Foreign Ministry has issued a scathing response to the decision by the UNESCO Heritage Committee to classify the ancient city of Jericho as a “World Heritage Site in Palestine” during its meeting on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Israel slammed the decision, which it said was made “despite the many and sincere efforts of the Secretary-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, to balance the decision. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers the decision made today as another sign of the Palestinians’ cynical use of UNESCO and the politicization of the organization,” the ministry said.
“Israel will act in accordance with its many friends in the organization in order to change all the distorted decisions that were made.”
That the UN can blatantly do something like this makes it clear Israel has its work cut out for it and must do everything to block this horrendous decision. The UN must not be allowed to be the arbiter of the Land of Israel.