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UNESCO stands up to Israeli bullying on Jerusalem
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has criticized Israel’s abuses in occupied Jerusalem and the Israelis and the Israeli-headlocked American media has gone berserk denouncing UNESCO as an “anti-Semitic” and “Jew-hating” organizations for allegedly denying the Jewish heritage in the Holy City. The truth is though that the bulk of the resolution UNESCO approved details specific instances of Israeli violations of religious and civil rights, that Israel and the American media does not address
By Ray Hanania
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has criticized Israel’s abuses in occupied Jerusalem and the Israelis and the Israeli-headlocked American media has gone berserk denouncing UNESCO as an “anti-Semitic” and “Jew-hating” organizations for allegedly denying the Jewish heritage in the Holy City.
The truth is though that the bulk of the resolution UNESCO approved details specific instances of Israeli violations of religious and civil rights, that Israel and the American media does not address.
I address the resolution in detail in my weekly column published every Thursday in the Arab News in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which you can read online. Click here to read the full column in the Arab News.
But the most fascinating aspect of what UNESCO did was to indict Israel for its abuses in denying the Christian and Muslim heritage in Jerusalem. The UNESCO resolution specifically speaks to those abuses, which neither Israel nor Israel’s puppet mainstream news media in Western countries like the United States fail to address.
They don’t want to address the issues, especially when it is more effective to call someone a name. They throw around the word “anti-Semitism” in the hopes that no one will read the actual resolution, but I am going to publish it hear so you can see the truth.
You can click here to read the full UNESCO Resolution at my personal website at TheDailyHookah.com.
The real tragedy, though, is the ineffectiveness of the Arab World in doing what Israel does, to create public relations communications to “spin” the public and “influence” the public to believe things.
I address the resolution in detail in my weekly column
published every Thursday in the Arab News in Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia, which you can read online.
Click here to read the full column in the Arab News.
Israel wants you to believe lies, but the Arab message would be so much easier since it is the truth.
Israel spends tens of millions of dollars on professional public relations every year to reinforce their headlock on the poorly informed American public, which is held captive by a racist and biased mainstream American news media.
The Arabs literally spend nothing, but when they do, it is paltry and usually spent on hiring Western news media — the same ones that work for Israel — to do business related media. These western public relations firms use their influence to prevent the Arab World from using strategic communications to criticize Israel’s policies.
It would cost so little to change American minds which are pliable and easily manipulated. That’s what the word “America” really means, someone who will believe anything as long as it is presented in an appealing and acceptable and soothing manner.
How easy it would be for the Arabs to turn things around to get the West and especially the Americans to recognize Israel’s violations of human rights and civil rights in Palestine and especially in Occupied Jerusalem, abusing the rights not only of Muslim Arabs but Christian Arabs, too, the direct descendants of Jesus of Nazareth and Bethlehem. And for Americans, who are overwhelmingly Christian, the issue should hit home hard.
But it is ignored because no one is telling the story. No one is telling the truth. No Arab country thinks it’s important enough to spend money to educate the poor, naive American swho are victims
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.
His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania
Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com
Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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