It looks like the vote on Palestine’s bid for membership in UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, will be on Monday:
The Palestinians will need to win over two-thirds of UNESCO’s 193 members on Monday to get full membership.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization, is petitioning to block the Palestinians. It offers this piece of hysteria about “Palestine”:
Should ‘Palestine’ become a UNESCO member, it will surely seek to leverage its membership to gain international support to erase the history of the Jewish people in Eretz Israel and seek to have holy sites, like the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Joseph’s tomb in Nablus, Rachel’s tomb in Bethlehem, and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, declared as wholly Palestinian heritage sites.
That’s rich. Or as they say in middle school, he who smelt it dealt it; Science Magazine has published a sharp critique of Simon Wiesenthal’s efforts to erase Muslim history in Jerusalem through the construction of the Museum of Tolerance on the Mamilla Cemetery, destroying a cemetery with remains going back to Salah-ad-din’s time. Here’s the link and promo:
In science news around the world this week, the Museum of Tolerance is under fire for intolerance…
The article itself quotes a letter by 84 respected archaeologists speaking out against the Wiesenthal’s grave-disturbing methods. And the Wiesenthal Center refused to comment.