"Even by U.N. standards, last week's vote at UNESCO's World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow, Poland, was diplomatic theater at its most absurd.
With civil war, ethnic and religious cleansing and ISIS terrorism blowing Muslim and Christian sites to smithereens across Iraq and Syria, UNESCO chose to focus instead on the nonexistent threat of Israeli control over the Cave of Patriarchs. In a move that would have left George Orwell scratching his head, the committee voted to erase Jewish history, demean the Bible and register the Old City of Hebron and the Cave of Patriarchs to the nonexistent 'State of Palestine.'...
Could it get any worse?
Actually, yes. Much worse.
Witnessing the vote in Poland was Tayseer Abu Sneineh, the recently elected mayor of Hebron, the city with the largest population controlled by the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank. Abu Sneineh was Fatah's local candidate this year, but he had a different title back in May of 1980. He was part of a terrorist cell that murdered six Israeli yeshiva students and wounded 16 others as they danced and prayed their way from Beit Hadassah on a Sabbath Eve. The youngsters were ambushed as they approached the very same Cave of the Patriarchs.
All four attackers, including Abu Sneineh, received life sentences in Israel. They were released in prisoner exchange deals in the 1980s...
And now the UNESCO vote tells Palestinians and Israelis alike: Terrorism from ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, Taliban, is to be denounced. Terrorism from Palestinians against Israelis will be rewarded...
Human rights NGOs, many churches and peace activists give a wink and a nod to Palestinian terrorism. UNESCO has gone even further, rewarding Palestinian lies, murders and diplomatic deceit.
The only thing that will change the way the PA behaves will be if the global funders demand it.
That leaves America standing alone with the clout to demand change in Palestinian behavior..."