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Paris - UNESCO: Cave Of The Patriarchs; Kever Rachel Part Of “Occupied Palestine”

Published on: October 10, 2018 02:34 PM
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Paris - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board has adopted resolutions 28 and 29, stating that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are both “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories”.

The resolutions, titled “Occupied Palestine,” went on to condemn any “Israeli measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.” The language in the resolutions, sponsored by Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Sudan and Morocco, repeatedly referred to Israel as the “occupier” in Hebron and Bethlehem.

Last December, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s envoy to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen to officially announce Israel’s withdrawal from the organization, two months after US President Donald Trump ordered that the United States withdraw due to an “anti-Israel bias.”

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Israel was set to officially withdraw from the UN body on December 31st 2018, after being a member since 1949, however, in June, in response to efforts by newly appointed UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, a French-Moroccan Jew, to combat the anti-Israeli bias within the organization, Shama Hacohen said: “Israel shouldn’t ignore the new spirit that is blowing in its direction from UNESCO,” adding that “together with the US, [Israel] should reevaluate the question of leaving or at least weigh the possibility of a certain delay so we send a positive signal to all involved.”

In September, Azoulay extended an invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to participate in a conference organized by UNESCO aimed at combating anti-Semitism, to which he declined.

“While I commend all efforts to combat anti-Semitism, I have decided not to participate in this week’s UNESCO conference on anti-Semitism due to the organization’s persistent and egregious bias against Israel,” Netanyahu said in a statement, adding that “since 2009, UNESCO has passed 71 resolutions condemning Israel and only two resolutions condemning all other countries combined. This is simply outrageous.”

Netanyahu asserted that, should UNESCO want to remove it’s “mark of shame”, “it must do more than host a conference on anti-Semitism. It must stop practicing anti-Semitism, and it must stop the absurdity of passing resolutions that deny the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel – between the Jewish people and our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”



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 Oct 10, 2018 at 03:17 PM anon6 Says:

Revisionist history...nothing new here.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 03:46 PM Educated Archy Says:

No surprise this news comes out of france. A hotbed for Muslims extremists to commit violence against its jewish citizens Yet we should believe them about climate change?.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 03:49 PM PureSatmar Says:

Correct indeed

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 04:22 PM MrSmith Says:

So was Mameh Rochel Mohamed's mother too, who knows they can change that part of history too

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 04:24 PM Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 04:58 PM Anonymous Says:

As long as Mashiach did not redeem us then ALL of Israel is occupied territories by Zionists.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 05:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

Phenomenal post. Articulate and full of intellect.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 05:18 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

1) not so clear if exile means we can't govern or control or it just subject to the rule of goyim till moshaich comes
2) yes we were exiled and don't have the glory and beis hamikdosh. but where does it say we can't take it back and at least govern on our own?

Furthermore, I believe you are quoting the satmar reba zy"a shita that we made 3 promises one of them not to take it back. Other gedolim disagreed. They held that we don't paskin like agadata.

Ponivitcha rav and R lazar yodel flew Israeli flags in yeshiva one the medina was founded. R sharga feviel zt"l made a bracha.

Rav Kook, the rebbe of R shlomo zalamn zt"L (whose son r shmuel Aurebach zt"l founded the right wing hapleg party) and rebbe of R elyashiv ZT"L held its a mitzvah.

I don't know who is right. but its not simple.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 05:54 PM elyeh Says:

Reply to #3  
PureSatmar Says:

Correct indeed

So did Avraham Aveinu not buy the land of the Ma'aras Hamachpelah for 400 shekels silver - as it states in parshas Chai Sarah?

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 06:01 PM Tziony Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

I guess we must be doing something right becasue he gave it back to us. I have no doubt that if the Ribono Shel Olam didn't want us there he'd have made it happen. All I can say is thank you hashem and especially for giving us control of all of Yerushalyim inclduing the Kosel Maaravi.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 07:52 PM PaulinPalestine Says:

since 2009, UNESCO has passed 71 resolutions condemning Israel and only two resolutions condemning all other countries combined...………….Need I say more?

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 08:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

No surprise this news comes out of france. A hotbed for Muslims extremists to commit violence against its jewish citizens Yet we should believe them about climate change?.

"Believe them about climate change" Maybe, maybe not. For sure we should not pay for their defense and Medicines. We are contributing our taxpayers $ to defend France and send them American made medicines for 80% less the we are giving it to Americans. Trump did raise both issues publicly, than not only continued to give them all that but even increased the Defense Budget for France,Germany EU.Now he wants to take away Medicare to give more to France and Germany. A shande.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 09:15 PM EisIchVus Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

Worst case scenario, we'res גונב מן הגנב. So no bases to your comment.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM Sol Chaud Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

Yes, the land of Israel is occupied.....it is occupied by millions of Jews who, through the chesed of Hashem, have returned from Galut. I know that does not sit well with some people who write comments on this site, but facts are facts. We have been zocheh to see multitudes of miracles. Thank you, Hashem.

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 10:44 PM Yidaleh Says:

Reply to #5  
Maven Says:

To simplify things:
The entire Israel of today is occupied territory.
As Rashi explains in beginning of last weeks Parsha "For should the peoples of the world say to Israel, “You are robbers, because you took by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan”, Israel may reply to them, “All the earth belongs to the Holy One, blessed be He; He created it and gave it to whom He pleased. When He willed He gave it to them, and when He willed He took it from them and gave it to us"

And he did give it to us with strict conditions. We failed miserably as we say every Yom Tov "mipnei chataeinu galinu mei'artzeinu" - "for our sins we were exiled from our land".

You confirm in your own condemnation that it is still the land of the Jewish people "mayrtzanu" means that it remains our even if we're in Exile.
In fact the lav of lo sichonam, which also prohibits giving them "Chania" dwelling in the land applies today as much as it did then.
See Yorah dayah 248

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 Oct 10, 2018 at 11:57 PM lazy-boy Says:

UNESCO has been and remains antisemitic, anti-Israel and very pro-Arab. Did we expect an even shake from them?

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