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  Iyar 4, 5777 , 30/04/17

GOP lawmakers against latest UNESCO resolution

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) called on all members of the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to vote against "yet another biased resolution", scheduled for Tuesday - Israel Independence Day -  "that falsely and shamefully demonizes the Jewish State."

The two lawmakers recalled their bipartisan efforts last fall, "urging opposition to two reprehensible anti-Israel resolutions that denied the historical connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall." Sunday's statement said, "These anti-Israel resolutions should be unequivocally rejected whenever they are proposed. It is long past time for Members of UNESCO to stop being complicit in this intentional campaign to delegitimize Israel...."

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