Israel and Japan in the clinch with Unesco

Israel puts the cooperation with the Unesco stop and Japan want the UN-organization is no longer financially support.

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Israel has announced that the cooperation with the UN organization Unesco is terminated after the last historic connection between the jewish people and Jerusalem has denied. Japan also has problems with Unesco, and the organization is not more financial support now that these Chinese documents about the massacre of Nanking in 1937 recorded in the “Memory of the World program.

Islamic terrorism

In a letter addressed to the director-general of Unesco, Irina Bokova, who is also on microblogsite Twitter was published, accusing the Israeli Education minister, Naftali Bennet Unesco’s “islamist terrorism is to support it directly”. Israel therefore “all professional activities with the international organization” stop.

Massacre of Nanking

The Japanese government will this year 4.4 billion yen (42 million euros) transfer to Unesco, quoted the news agency Kyodo, Foreign minister Fumio Kishida.

The dispute revolves around the massacre of Nanking in 1937. In which Chinese city were during the second Japanese-Chinese war, an estimated 300.000 civilians killed by the Japanese imperial army.

Unesco now has Chinese documents about this period are included in the “Memory of the World program. But the Japanese government thinks that they have no chance has been given to which documents to verify. Japan disputed the number of Chinese civilian victims and fallen military.

The “Memory of the World program of Unesco want valuable documents to keep related to major historical and cultural events. (Belga/MS)

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