Jun. 21, 2019
- Hoenlein: UNESCO Has Distorted the History of the Jewish People – Shaked Karabelnicoff
UNESCO has been washing away evidence of Jewish history in Israel, according to Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. “Why would UNESCO devote their energy, time and resources to rewrite and distort the history of the Jewish people?” Hoenlein asked at the Global Coalition 4 Israel conference in Jerusalem on Thursday.
“Why would they engage in a counterproductive and deceptive process over two years to deny 3,800 years of Jewish history and 2,000 years of Christian history?” First, “they hyphenated traditional names with Arabic words, then within two years the Jewish names were removed.”
“They understand that if you take away our past, you take away our future. If you cut us off from our roots, if we have no attachment to this sacred land, then what right do we or our children have to be here in the future?…Every excavation, every archaeological site, yielded tens of thousands of artifacts and discoveries, every one consistent with Tanach [the Hebrew Bible], every one attesting to the thousands of years of undeniable, irrefutable evidence of our past.” (Jerusalem Post)