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Robert Mugabe for health . . . and we’re the Pope

It’s announcements like the appointment of Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador that makes people ridicule the UN and its bodies. Mugabe...

UNESCO backfires

the UNESCO talk hasn’t died down. I suppose it’s not such a surprise. As the Boston Globe put it: “One needn’t be a scholar or a historian to know...

Irina Bokova Director General of UNESCO speaks on September 18. (Riccardo Savi/Getty)

UNESCO: Pyrrhic Palestinian victory

NEW YORK — If the latest draft resolution at UNESCO on “Occupied Palestine” succeeded in the Palestinians’ aims to reclaim the world’s attention, then it was a...

UNESCO’s unsurprising resolution

The decision by UNESCO to divorce Jerusalem from its Jewish past came to many as a shock. Theater of the absurd many, among them the IJN and Israel’s Prime Minister...

‘The Temple Mount is in our hands’

Habayit Beyadenu.” These three Hebrew words — “the Temple Mount is in our hands” — have defined one of modern Jewry’s most historic...

The world according to UNESCO

Without exaggeration for effect, recent statements by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are analogous to: George Washington...

View of the Dome of the Rock. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Outrage over UNESCO vote that denies Jewish Jerusalem

WASHINGTON — The US, Israeli officials and Jewish groups reacted with outrage to a preliminary vote by the UN cultural agency that denies a Jewish connection to the...

Where do I go to make a contribution?

I gotta hand it to UNESCO. It has declared — finally! — that the Tomb of Rachel is an Islamic holy site, “an integral part of Palestine.” In clarifying this...

UNESCO resolution on Rachel’s Tomb is distortion of the truth

NEW YORK —— Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice Chairman-CEO Malcolm Hoenlein issued the following statement on behalf of the Conference of Presidents of...

UNESCO kills exhibit on Jewish tie to Israel

JERUSALEM —— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, for canceling the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence...