Review Palestine's Unconstitutional Membership
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Review Palestine's Unconstitutional Membership

    1. david singer
    2. Petition by

      david singer

      Broadway, Australia

Palestine's admission as a member of UNESCO on 31 October 2011 is illegal - since the two-thirds majority of members required to admit Palestine under articles II(2) and II (3) of UNESCO'S Constitution is 129 - not the 107 member States that actually voted for Palestine's admission.

The decision will cost UNESCO over $100 million per annum in funding and seriously affect UNESCO's ongoing programs for the universal benefit of humankind.

UNESCO has failed to rebut this claim or accede to my request that it urgently obtain an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice


Recent signatures


    1. UNESCO forced to cut HIV and AIDS Funding

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      The loss of $260 million in American dues until the end of 2013 as a result of UNESCO'S unlawful decision to admit Palestine has forced UNESCO to make cuts in its global humanitarian programs.

      HIV and AIDS funding have become the first programs to be affected.

      UNESCO Director Irina Bukova will be forced to revise UNESCO'S educational, scientific and cultural program for 2012-2013 and my analysis of her disastrous Report recently prepared for UNESCO"S Executive Committee can be read in my latest article below titled "UNESCO Decision On Palestine Backfires Badly".

      1200 people have now signed this petition to get UNESCO to try and remedy this outcome by seeking an advisory opinion from the International Court.

      UNESCO remains silent.

      Please redouble your efforts to garner as many signatures to the Petition as you can to try and make UNESCO see reason..

    2. New Facebook Group Established - "Help Restore UNESCO's Funding"

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      Having reached 1000 signatures on this petition from people in 26 countries - I have now established the above Facebook group which you can view at:

      All signatories to this petition and their friends and associates are urged to view and become members of this group.

      I can then more easily be in contact with you and keep you informed of any UNESCO action in relation to this looming humanitarian crisis - and you will have the opportunity to comment and put your views..

      You can email me at: and I will arrange your membership.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. UNESCO Sinks In Financial Quicksand

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      The following article details the financial crisis enveloping UNESCO in the three months since its unlawful decision to admit Palestine as UNESCO's 195th member State,

      UNESCO's efforts to recoup a $260 million deficit expected in its budget to 2013 as a result of that decision have failed.

      UNESCO is now embarking on a revised program for 2012-2013 which will see millions of people world wide suffering as a result of the Palestine decision.

      Yet that funding could be restored overnight if the International Court declared that Palestine's admission to UNESCO contravened its constitution and was null and void.

      UNESCO continues to refuse to take that course.

      Show them your concern by signing this petition and circulating it to everyone you know to do likewise.

    5. 850 have now signed this Petition after 21 days

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      As our army steadily increases in number - it appears that UNESCO is hearing the message to get off its backside and seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legality of Palestine's admission to UNESCO.

      I hope to be able to share some interesting information with you in the next few days

      Each day UNESCO delays - people everywhere around the world are being possibly denied the opportunity to see an improvement in their daily lives.

      It is pleasing to see a number of web sites now carrying the petition for readers to sign.

      Four I have come across can be viewed at:

      Thanks to these web sites for their support . I hope many more follow.

      Please try and get us to the magic 1000 signatures in the next week.

    6. 750 people have now signed this Petition in the first 14 days !!

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to the steadily growing number of signatories demanding UNESCO review the legality of its Palestine decision.

      These numbers will continue to increase as America's funding cuts bite and UNESCO's global programs for tens of millions of people are cut or curtailed.

      Ironically Palestine claims to be one of the first victims - complaining that its Sesame Steet style childrens' program is going to face the funding axe !!

      Of course America is being blamed as the article below alleges.

      But shouldn't the blame be sheeted home to UNESCO for continuing to refuse to review the legaity of the decision to admit Palestine as its 195th member state?

      If that decision is found to be unlawful as I have claimed - the funding for Sesame Street Palestinian style would be resumed immediately.

      TO MY ARMY OF 750:


      UNESCO might begin to listen - and the Palestinian children can hope to see their favourite TV show saved.

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. Why America stopped funding UNESCO and how UNESCO can get the funding back

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      This article - "The UNESCO Follies Are Back" - sets out why America has ceased its financial contributions to UNESCO because American law forbids it to make such contributions - and why those contributions cannot be resumed.

      There is only one possible way out for UNESCO - reviewing its decision to admit Palestine.

      If such decision is found to be unlawful and reversed on review - then American funding will be resumed.

      This petition is urging UNESCO to undertake such a review - which it continues to refuse to do.

      The more signatures obtained on the petition - the greater the prospect of getting UNESCO to do that review.

    9. UNESCO Commissioner spells out global fallout caused by Palestine decision

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      "The cessation of US funds to UNESCO will impact global programs in literacy, gender equality, clean water initiatives and many others."

      ".. the withdrawal of funds could also have huge repercussions throughout UN agencies and this is much bigger than just a UNESCO, UN or Palestine issue."

      [Emilya Cachapero - the Theatre Communication Groups Director of Artistic Programs/International Theatre Institute - US and a US UNESCO Commisioner]

      Can UNESCO stand idly by and do nothing to arrest these problems that have been created by unlawfully admitting Palestine to UNESCO?

      Hundreds of millions of people around the world will be affected by the withdrawal or curtailment of these programs .

      Public opinion can pressure UNESCO to review the legality of its decision and - if reversed - to thereby restore American funding.

      Keep collecting those signatures - to show your support for those whose lives will be immeasuarably worse off if UNESCO continues to do nothing.

    10. 545 people from 19 countries have signed this petition in the first 7 days

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      I was on my own when I started off on this journey just one week ago. Now - after 7 days - I have an army of 545 concerned people behind me petitioning UNESCO to review its unlawful decision to admit Palestine.

      UNESCO still refuses to explain or justify the legal basis for Palestine's admission in what appears to be a blatant breach of the provisions of its own Constitution.

      In the coming week I would like to see us reach a thousand signatures on the Petition.

      If each of our current signatories were to obtain just one of their face book or email friends -to sign the petition - we would make this target.

      Remember too that each member of your household over 18 years should each separately sign the petition.

      UNESCO must review its unlawful admission of Palestine and avoid the loss of $167 million in revenue in 2012-2013 as a result.

      Join the Petition Army to make sure UNESCO does not bury the issue in its archives.

    11. UNESCO cuts funding for Palestinian youth magazine over Hitler praise

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      UNESCO's principled and correct decision that such Hitler praise was "contrary to UNESCO’s constitutional mandate " stands in stark contrast to its continuing refusal to review the decision to admit Palestine to membership of UNESCO in breach of UNESCO's constitutional mandate to do so.

      Everyone concerned at such conduct should sign this petition.

    12. Reached 500 signatures
    13. UNESCO to lose $167 million in funding for 2012-2013 due to Palestine issue

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      The estimated loss of $100 million in UNESCO revenue - as stated in the petition - has now been substantially upgraded to $167 million by UNESCO itself in the linked report attached.

      The begging bowl is out as UNESCO tries to replace the lost revenue.

      UNESCO"s time would be more fruitfully spent in reconsidering the decision that led to the loss of that $167 million. UNESCO"s continuing failure to do so is digging an even deeper financial hole from which it will not be able to get out.

      Public opinion can persuade UNESCO to reconsider its unconstitutional decision and help restore this massive flow of funds.

      Thank you to those who have signed the petition.

      Please keep circulating the petition to your social network of friends and contacts and get them to also sign and circulate the petition.

      There are now 167 million reasons for getting our target of 100000 signatures in the next three months..

    14. More internet sites have picked up knowledge of the petition

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      The message is being spread further and wider and should encourage you all to make sure your social network contacts sign the petition.

    15. The media has started to sit up and take notice of the petition.

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      Keep circulating the petition to all your social network contacts.

      UNESCO must not think it can act illegally on any issue and not be brought to account. UNESCO must observe the law - just like everyone of us.

      I am currently hoping for a further response from UNESCO - having set a deadline for 9 January.

      If you have any queries please email me at

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. "Palestine" - Flag Flies,UNESCO dies,Legality Dies

      david singer
      Petition Organizer

      Details UNESCO's failure to review its illegal decision to admit Palestine as a member.


    Reasons for signing

    • Gisela Weisemberg NITZANA, ISRAEL
      • over 2 years ago

      If this organization cares for truth and justice, it should cancel the Palestinian membership ASAP!

    • Leonard Halstead KNOX, AP
      • over 2 years ago

      The PA made this application to UNESCO which has a large member of Arab nations knowing full well they would get a large portion of the votes. The fact of the matter is that the valid number of votes needed to admit the Palestinians was not achieved. Despite this UNESCO blatantly broke their own law to admit the PA. This blatant disregard for the law revealed the deep antisemitic (Jewish) hatred present in the UN body. In addition to this UNESCO also disregarded a UN recognized agreement that the PA cannot make unilateral decisions regarding a future Palestinian state without agreements from both sides. Thus they illegally admitted a non-state to be a member of a UN body. The ICJ should have made some kind of intervention when this happened but they also decided to disregard the breach, thus forcing the US and Canada to stop funding UNESCO.

    • Seth Goldberg BEVERLY HILLS, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Jews are God's chosen people, and anything that infringes upon their right to do anything they want to anyone and have the full backing of the majority of world politicians, especially in the U.S. is Anti-Semitism! UNESCO hates jews!

      • over 2 years ago

      There's no such country as Palestine and there are no Palestinians.

      • over 2 years ago



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