The United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) passed another ridiculous resolution today that denies the Jewish connection to Judiasm’s holiest site – the Temple Mount. Even though there is archeological proof that the First and Second Temples stood on this same site, UNESCO has resolved that the site is holy to Muslims only as their third-holiest site (second to Mecca and Medina).
There is no connection in the world stronger than the connection to the Temple Mount from a religious, historical and national perspective. This connection has been strong for well over 2,000 years.
"Today that organization [UNESCO] adopted another delusional decision stating that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall. Even if they do not read the Bible, I would suggest that UNESCO members visit the Arch of Titus in Rome. On it one can see what the Romans brought back to Rome after they destroyed and looted the Second Temple on the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago. There, engraved on the Arch of Titus, is the seven-branched menorah that is the symbol of the Jewish People and, I remind you, is also the symbol of the Jewish state today. Soon, UNESCO will say that the Emperor Titus engaged in Zionist propaganda,” quipped Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that the Chinese have no connection to the Great Wall of China and the Egyptians have no connection to the pyramids,” Netanyahu added. “By this absurd decision, UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it had left.”
It was just one year ago (October 2016) that UNESCO also declared Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron (where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, and Leah are believed to be buried) a Muslim Holy site.
As Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is about to begin in Israel (October 16-23), this UNESCO resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount is felt strongly as many come to the site to celebrate this holiday.
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