Act now! UNESCO Palestinian vote comes on Monday!

28 Oct

On Monday, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is expected to vote to accept Palestine as a full member.  Under legislation passed by Congress 15 years ago, this will trigger an automatic cutoff of U.S. funding, wreaking havoc with many of the agency’s programs.  The United States funds around 22% of the UNESCO budget – around $70 million per year.  So far, the Palestinians have refused to step back.  

Already there was a vote on the issue at the executive committee level where the vote was 40-4 against America and Israel.  Many of the countries that voted against the United States, including 12 of the 13 African nations on the committee, get sizable foreign aid from the U.S. taxpayers.

Please click HERE to send a letter to your elected officials so that Americans understand how dangerous and damaging this Palestinian move has become to poor people around the world, religious freedom, and to U.S. interests.  Please try to use your  own words as much as possible in urging them to make clear to the world that responsibility for this move lies entirely with the Palestinian leadership.

(Thank you to the JCRC of Greater Washington for sharing this information.)

 

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One Response to “Act now! UNESCO Palestinian vote comes on Monday!”

  1. Aya October 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    American Jews have harmed their own interests by voting for Obama who is not pro Israel.

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