2 January 2012
Review Palestine’s admission as a member of UNESCO
Nothing is more likely to lead to violence and bring a negotiated settlement even further away than the Palestinian Authority using the ‘authority’ of UNESCO to deny Jewish access to joint holy sites under the excuse that they are protecting them.
Why This Is Important
Palestine’s admission as a member of UNESCO on 31 October 2011 is illegal – since the two-thirds majority of members required to admit Palestine under articles II(2) and II (3) of UNESCO’S Constitution is 129 – not the 107 member States that actually voted for Palestine’s admission.
The decision will cost UNESCO over $100 million per annum in funding and seriously affect UNESCO’s ongoing programs for the universal benefit of humankind.
UNESCO has failed to rebut this claim or accede to my† request that it urgently obtain an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice
† The ‘my’ in this case is not Five Minutes for Israel but the creator of this petition Sydney lawyer, David Singer.