Monday, March 19, 2012
UNESCO and Palestine
The US has cut its funding to UNESCO. Why? Because UNESCO has included Palestine as a member. The US has a law that any UN organization that recognizes Palestine can not be funded by the US. Israel is recognized by the UN, why can't Palestine also be recognized? Forget about fairness for a moment, cutting UNESCO funding hurts our own interests. Countries like Gabon, who has pledged 2 million, have stepped up to try to fill the gap so that humanitarian missions can continue. If you think the US should cut down in funding international programs in general, how about starting with the 3 billion annually to Israel? Or at least equalize the support between Israel and Palestine? The Daily Show, the counter weight to moronic "news" shows, has a special segment on this. I recommend skipping the intro and going straight to John Oliver's interview (below are direct links to the segments).