I know, I know, this is not something you would normally be expecting to hear from the mouth of a Zionist like myself. No reason to be worried however, because unlike most students my age, I used thought and logic to arrive at my political opinion. While it may seem pretty counterintuitive to applaud a global organization for trying to blot out a significant part of ancient history, I believe this resolution has a silver lining to it that many Israel advocates unknowingly overlooked.
I for one was not the least bit surprised by this UNESCO decision. When you put it in context with the United Nation's abhorrent history of anti-Israel activity, this type of behavior should almost be expected. This year, the United Nations General Assembly issued more resolutions against Israel than every single totalitarian hellhole on the planet. The United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women, whose claimed goal is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women unsurprisingly decided to condemn the only Middle Eastern country where advocating for either one will not land you in prison. Care to guess what country that might be?
Well, it for sure is not the one which forbids women from driving and allows their husbands to beat their wives. No, this farce of a front for women's rights instead chose to condemn the single country in the Middle East that not only allows women to dress and work as they please and has women serving in the highest offices of the government.
The comedy show does not end here either. Hell, this is only the beginning! Ever heard of an organization called the United Nations Human Rights Council? You know, that same human rights council that has found Saudi Arabia, China, and Venezuela worthy of membership and morally straight enough to have the responsibility of investigating human rights violations and leading a global effort in human rights advancements? Yah, that human rights council. Everyone knows that Saudi Arabia is a role model of human rights (unless you are a woman, non-Muslim, or homosexual). With all of that taken into mind, it should not come as a surprise that Israel has been condemned by them more times than every single other country in the world put together and is the only country in the world that is scheduled annually for a special human rights violation inquiry.
To put things into perspective, Saudi Arabia accusing Israel of human rights abuses is comparable to a jury full of career sex-offenders accusing a man of mistreating his wife. They should turn around and look at themselves before accusing others of crimes which by the way, have on almost every single occasion, found to be baseless or grossly exaggerated. The UNHRC is a living and breathing example of hypocrisy; where brutal dictatorships regularly call out democracies and accuse them of the same atrocities that they commit on a regular basis.
Lone behold this is not the first time that UNESCO has unveiled its true, sinister face. It will most certainly not be the last time either.
While this absurdity coming from the UN should anger us all, it should not come as a surprise when you put it in context with the United Nation's history of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity. Thankfully, resolutions such as this have virtually no legal significance. This decision, based on hatred, arrogance, and falsehood, only further proves that UNESCO and the United Nations as a whole are disconnected from reality and have lost whatever moral authority they may have had a long time ago.