'UNESCO creating fake history'

Deputy FM Hotovely talks about political struggle ahead of anti-Israeli vote tomorrow at UNESCO.

Mordechai Sones,

Tzipi Hotovely
Tzipi Hotovely
Hadas Parush/Flash 90

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely released a statement regarding UNESCO's upcoming vote tomorrow.

"Tomorrow Israel is going to celebrate its 69th Independence Day. Shortly after, Israel will be celebrating 50 years to the reunification of Jerusalem and 3000 years of Jewish history in our historic capital.

"Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel's right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem.

"This is absurd. We have become used to the concept of 'fake news'. Well, welcome to 'fake history'.

"UNESCO has long been politicized and unfortunately has become a tool in the service of Palestinian propaganda against Israel.

"Such absurd and historically baseless resolutions undermine UNESCO's mission of safeguarding humanity's cultural heritage.

"We, as Israelis, don’t need UNESCO's approval of our history in our land. However, for the countries voting tomorrow, I must say in the clearest terms: if you cherish history and affirm UNESCO's duty to respect historical truth, there is no choice other than to vote against this latest attempt to subvert international institutions in order to attack Israel."