UNESCO complains about an Israeli editorial cartoon

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(EOZ) UNESCO has made a formal complaint to Israel - about an editorial cartoon in Ha'aretz!
Israel's ambassador to UNESCO didn't know whether to laugh or cry when a senior official at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization called him in for a tongue-lashing on Wednesday. The reason? A cartoon published in Haaretz.
The November 4 cartoon, a riff on the government's anger at UNESCO's decision to accept Palestine as a full member, showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak sending an air force squadron to attack Iran, with Netanyahu ordering, "And on your way back, you're gonna hit the UNESCO office in Ramallah!"


When he met with Eric Falt, UNESCO's assistant director general for external relations and public information, Ambassador Nimrod Barkan was stunned to be handed a copy of this cartoon and an official letter of protest from UNESCO's director general, Irina Bokova. Falt told Barkan the cartoon constituted incitement.
"A cartoon like this endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats, and you have an obligation to protect them," Falt said, according to an Israeli source. "We understand that there is freedom of the press in Israel, but the government must prevent attacks on UNESCO."
Barkan pointed out that the government has no control over editorial cartoons printed in the papers. "Ask yourselves what you did to make a moderate paper with a deeply internationalist bent publish such a cartoon," he suggested. "Perhaps the problem is with you."
After Barkan reported the conversation to the Foreign Ministry, it cabled back: "What exactly does UNESCO want of us - to send our fine boys to protect UNESCO's staff, or to shut down the paper? It seems your work environment is getting more and more reminiscent of 'Animal Farm.'"
I could be wrong, but I interpreted the cartoon as being against striking Iran by pointing out the absurdity of an airstrike on UNESCO "on the way back" - meaning it is the exact opposite of incitement. Or perhaps the cartoonist was against what he felt was Israel's disproportionate reaction to UNESCO accepting "Palestine" as a member.
Either way, it appears that the Islamic-dominated UNESCO is teaching that organization how to properly react to cartoons that they find distasteful.
Another possibility is that now that UNESCO is now including Hamas as part of the "unity"  Palestinian Arab delegation, perhaps they think that since at least one of their members has no problem attacking UN facilities when it serves their purposes, all of their members must be the same.
You know, equality.
Or maybe now that UNESCO is hurting financially,they just want some free security provided by Israel.
if UNESCO only knew how badly I'd like to censor Haaretz. It gets easier to deal with the bias of the U.N. when they go beyond the bounds of sanity. I see it exactly the same way. this editorial is making fun of the IDF... and UNESCO is either too stupid to get it or (yes)... right on... they actually think they can play stupid. yes... that is what it is. it's like some people who complain that they got an email because they signed up to social network themselves. they are looking to cause trouble, so they blame others for sending an email after you do something online that they don't agree with... even though logically they sent themselves an email when they signed up for the service themselves. (sorry to personalize something, but it is a ploy I've seen plaid a lot lately... and done very effectively; I had it done repeatedly in a court. It was easier to plead guilty then spend a year in jail going through the myriads of accusations that were bullshit) If one blames someone else for doing something and it boomerangs back and makes the person look like a liar then the accuser plays stupid. apologizing for not getting something is worth it if you can make a vulnerable accused look bad. if done repeatedly a court looks merely at the shear number of accusations. most judges... even international court judges do not have the patience to detail everything. It's legal trolling. legal attrition.. and it is very effective when dealing with Jews because we can't spend all our time on one issue. should you catch one aggregation accusation then there are nine others that you don't even have the time to look at. and time is money. Lawfare is a financial war and the petrol currency goes a lot further then a few sharp Jewish lawyers who have to elaborate every absurd notion that Anti-Semites come up with.

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