Ehud Barak Blames UNESCO Decision on Netanyahu


Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday told Israel's Channel 2 News that the UNESCO choice which denies the Jewish country's notable association with the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem was "Netanyahu's fantastic disappointment on the worldwide front." He rebuked the head administrator for the way that both China and Russia bolstered the determination. 

Haaretz recommended on Thursday that a large portion of the Arab nations felt the determination was too over the top, yet had no real option except to bolster it, keeping in mind that they be viewed as not favoring the Palestinian Authority which pushed it. Both Russia and China clearly tossed their weight on the Palestinian side to counterbalance the American and Western vote against it. 

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Other than China and Russia, Netanyahu's "fantastic disappointment" incorporated his failure to impact the votes of Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Vietnam. 

In his brief term as leader (May 17, 1999 to February 6, 2001) Ehud Barak did not leave quite a bit of an impression abroad, recognizing his control exclusively by his rushed withdraw from South Lebanon, forsaking Israel's Christian companions there. Evidently, Lebanon still voted in favor of the UNESCO determination.

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