Last year, UNESCO adopted a scandalous resolution denying any Jewish connection to the holy sites in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, including the Temple Mount. This was shocking!
The resolution omitted the traditional, biblical names of sacred Jewish sites, calling them by alternative Muslim names only. Talk about rewriting history and eradicating these sites of their 4,000 years of Jewish and 2,000 years of Christian connections!
Once again, UNESCO has proven that they are not interested in protecting historic sites in Israel and disregard over 3,500 years of documented history. UNESCO's motion last week suggested that Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs are Palestinian Heritage sites. This is ridiculous. Of course, Israel denounced UNESCO's decision to inscribe the old city of Hebron in the West Bank as a Palestinian World Heritage site.
The "Tomb of the Patriarchs" is the burial site of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of Judaism and Christianity. Abraham purchased this tomb from the children of Heth for 400 shekels in order to bury his wife Sarah after she died. (Genesis 23:20) King David was anointed King of Israel in this city (Hebron). (2 Samuel 5:3) UNESCO's last motion suggested that Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs are Palestinian Heritage sites. T
It is time to defund UNESCO!
Israel accused UNESCO of making a politically-motivated move in an attempt to deny the Jewish character and heritage of certain key sites in the Holy Land. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said following last week’s UN vote: "...The UNESCO vote on Hebron is tragic. It represents an affront to history. And it further discredits an already highly questionable UN agency." PM Netanyahu responded to the motion by calling the measure “another delusional UNESCO decision” and ordered that $1 million be pulled from Israel’s UN funding to establish a museum showcasing Jewish heritage in Hebron. (Times of Israel)
Song For Israel urges Christians and Jews to contact their Ambassadors at the UN and demand that UNESCO rescind their decision to claim Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs as Palestinian historical sites immediately. In addition, please urge UN member states to cut the funding from this anti-Semitic organization immediately.
“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted… with their tongues they tell lies.” Psalm 5:30