“We just wanted to see if we could”, was the explanation given earlier today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as it passed yet another resolution claiming a bagel store in West Jerusalem as a Palestinian heritage site.
UNESCO has come under heavy fire over the past year for a number of resolutions that deny a historical Jewish connection to parts of the Jewish State, that are about as Jewry as it gets. Last week UNESCO passed a resolution claiming the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as being an endangered Palestinian heritage site.
A representative from UNESCO defended the UN body saying “It started out kind of serious, but then after some late night drinking we made a bet to see who could get the most ridiculous thing passed.” The Palestinian Authority released a statement welcoming the resolution and explaining that they hope that in time more Palestinian Heritage would be re-claimed by UNESCO. The UN body has also said that it was interested in passing resolutions to claim, a kosher Chinese store in Brooklyn, the apartment where they shot Seinfeld and Woody Allen as Palestinian heritage sites.
In response, the White House released a statement condemning UNESCO for the resolution calling them “awful cookies, just terrible, I’ve never had them, I think their garbage, I like the one’s the elves make better” leading some political analysts to believe that the President was thinking of Nabisco.