Thursday, July 20, 2017

60 Miles From Auschwitz, UNESCO Denies Jewish Connection to Jerusalem and Abraham

Zachary Lemonides

It would seem that there is no limit to the hatred that the UN is willing to direct towards Israel and towards the Jewish people. While the mission of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) is apolitical at face value, it has in practice been used as a tool for the systemic delegitimization of Israel as well as denial of Jewish and Christian claims to religious sites shared across all Abrahamic faiths. It has in the past ratified resolutions referring to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, as an occupied city. It has also referred to the Western Wall and Temple Mount solely by their Islamic names, and deliberately ignored the connection that Jewish and Christian people have to these sites. The Western Wall has for thousands of years been the holiest place that Jewish people have been able to pray, and the Temple Mount is, of course, the holiest site in Judaism as well as the location where Jesus challenged Temple Authorities, likely the act which led to his crucifixion. While UNESCO has been widely criticized for its perceived erasure of Jewish and Christian identities and holy sites, UNESCO has not been deterred from its crusade against Israel.   ........Continue Reading

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