Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki has asked Moscow’s ambassador to the PA to clarify why Russia initiated a successful motion at UNESCO last week to postpone a series of Arab-sponsored resolutions condemning Israel, reports the Ma’an news agency.
UN Watch welcomed the surprise turn of events and praised all the delegates who supported Russia’s proposal at an executive board meeting in Paris to postpone voting for six months — on five one-sided and politicized resolutions sponsored by Syria, Jordan and PA — which passed by 28 votes to 23. See full Haaretz story here.
Al-Malki told Ma’an he did not know why Russia suggested the delay but that he summoned the Russian ambassador to a meeting to explain the decision. He said the delay was “unfortunate” and would “allow Israel to continue its attacks on Palestinians.”
UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer called on UNESCO to put an end to its 40-year campaign to delegitimize Israel. Continue reading ‘PA summons Russia envoy over blocking of anti-Israel vote at UNESCO’