On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to designate the Cave of the Patriarchs (burial place of Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – as well as their wives) in Hebron a Palestinian World Heritage site.
Calling it “another delusional UNESCO decision,” Benjamin Netanyahu announced over the weekend that Israel will withhold $1 million of their $12 million commitment to UNESCO, and will instead put the funds to use building a museum.
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley condemned the UNESCO vote, saying, it “does no one any good and causes much harm. It represents an affront to history. It undermines the trust that is needed for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to be successful. And it further discredits an already highly questionable U.N. agency.”
Other Israeli leaders condemned the decision as well. You can read the full report here.
Consistently, the UN and its various organizations take every opportunity to delegitimize Israel. Prophetically speaking, the UN seems to be a catalyst in bringing opposition to Israel, and it is becoming more and more dominated by radicalized Muslim nations. Pray for God’s mercy in the court of world affairs, and that Israel’s aggressive courting of support of other nations (such as African nations) is successful.