For too many years the United States has been wasting way too much money on the United Nations. Now we have take one small step to decreasing our funding. All the United Nations does is promote Anti-American policies.
They have not really back us since their minor role in the Korean War.
Each time a vote comes up in the U.N., most nations, who receive money from the U.N., which the majority comes from U.S. taxpayers most member now vote against the proposal. We need to get out of the U.N. and tell them to move their offices to some muslim country.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of U.S. laws passed in the 1990s, saying Washington would not make a planned $60 million transfer that was due in November.
“The United States … remains strongly committed to robust, multilateral engagement across the U.N. system. However, Palestinian membership as a state in UNESCO triggers long-standing legislative restrictions which will compel the United States to refrain from making contributions to UNESCO,” Nuland said.
Nuland also said the vote Monday by the member states of UNESCO to admit the Palestinians as a member was “regrettable, premature and undermines our shared goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”
The United States provides 22 percent of the funding of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
That agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership, a vote that will boost their bid at the United Nations for recognition as a state.
UNESCO is the first U.N. agency the Palestinians have joined as a full member since President Mahmoud Abbas applied for full membership of the United Nations on September 23. Among UNESCO’s tasks are designating World Heritage sites, promoting education around the world, and managing a tsunami early-warning system in the Pacific.
The United States and its ally Israel oppose the Palestinian diplomatic foray in the U.N. system, describing it as an attempt to bypass the two-decade old peace process. Washington says only a resumption of peace talks ending in a treaty with Israel can bring about the Palestinian goal of statehood.
It will be interesting to see if obama over-rides this policy in support of his muslim friends. He doesn’t have the nerve to bring a repeal before Congress, he would use his usual back door policy.
- U.S. halts UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote – Reuters (news.google.com)
- G-d Bless the USA! (crazyjew.wordpress.com)
- You: Unesco Approves Full Membership for Palestinians (nytimes.com)