Your action is especially important because opponents of Palestinian freedom in the US are emailing UNESCO with messages of opposition.
One month back, Palestine was accepted as a full member to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a landslide vote. Out of 173 total votes, 107 votes supported the move, 52 abstained, and only 14 voted no.
In response, laws written by Congress were immediately triggered that cut off US funding to the UN organization. US law currently requires a cutoff in aid to any UN organization that recognizes a Palestinian state. Until the aid cut, US funding for UNESCO accounted for 22% of the agency’s total annual budget — $80 million a year.
Why is UNESCO being punished for recognizing the right to freedom for the Palestinian people?
Please thank UNESCO for its vote. Palestinians deserve freedom and international recognition. Congress should stop standing in the way.