UNESCO has just voted to define “Palestine” as a nation and admit the entity to UNESCO membership. The very mild U.S. response to this provocation is to cut off U.S. funding – about 20 percent of their budget.
Fox News reported: U.S. Will Withhold Funds For U.N. Agency After Vote to Grant Membership to Palestinians. “The United States will not pay $60 million to a U.N. cultural and educational agency after it voted Monday to accept the Palestinian mission as a full member, triggering a U.S. requirement to cut off funds.” Ooohhh, bet that smarts!
Here is the Washington Post’s stinging article (not!): “Acting under a legal requirement to cut U.S. funds to any U.N. agency that recognizes a Palestinian state, the State Department … spokesman Victoria Nuland told reporters that the Obama administration would not make a planned $60 million payment to the agency due this month.” The anti-Israel comments on the WaPo site are sickening and robotic.
Years ago, we used to tell puzzled little trick-or-treaters collecting money for UNESCO’s UNICEF that it was a baaadddd agency and we NEVER gave them money, but “here’s some candy for you!” Later, college kids came around on Halloween, doing the same thing, thinking no doubt that they were doing a good thing. They weren’t. They didn’t get any candy.
National Review busted UNESCO years ago as being involved in indoctrinating school children with world government propaganda, but subsequent weak US administrations caved in to the idea that the agency was simply devoted to good causes. This vote on Palestinian membership unmasks them, but many Americans are not aware of the undercover subversion that has been going on for years.
Here’s a 1962 article from the Congressional Record detailing what’s wrong with the agency. It’s a little hard to read, but worth the effort. Many young people in Europe already subscribe to UNESCO internationalism. The indoctrination effort has more or less sputtered out over here in the U.S. – so far.
Investment lesson: never give money to a non-profit agency whose director you can’t talk to in person. The money will be misused. Charity begins at home. Charity and politics should never be mixed.