Thursday, October 13, 2016

UNESCO backs resolution ignoring Jewish link to Temple Mount

Raphael Ahren, 'UNESCO backs resolution ignoring Jewish link to Temple Mount', Times of Israel October 13, 2016
The United Nations’ cultural arm on Thursday passed a resolution ignoring Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall [...] The resolution, adopted at the committee stage, used only Muslim names for the Jerusalem Old City holy sites and was harshly critical of Israel for what it termed “provocative abuses that violate the sanctity and integrity” of the area.[...]  The controversial resolution starts by affirming the “importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions,” but then goes on to accuse Israel — which it consistently calls “the occupying power” — of a long list of wrongdoings.
One GOP priority for 2017 should be to develop a serious agenda to radically lessen influence of UN.

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