UNESCO votes – Temple Mount Belongs to Muslims
In an action described by many as “absurd,” UNESCO voted to erase any connection between the Temple Mount and Judaism, labeling it as a Muslim site. The vote has caused both Ban Ki Moon and another Director General to distance themselves from the vote. Israel suspended any dealings with UNESCO because of the vote as well. The Palestinian Authority welcomes the vote as a victory.
The absurdity that is the United Nations
“The heritage of Jerusalem is indivisible, and each of its communities has a right to the explicit recognition of their history and relationship with the city. To deny, conceal or erase any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site, and runs counter to the reasons that justified its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list…
In the Torah, Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the Temple and placed the Ark of the Covenant. In the [New Testament], Jerusalem is the city of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the Koran, Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, where Muhammad arrived after his night journey from al-Haram Mosque (Mecca) to al-Aksa.
Al-Aksa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif, the sacred shrine of Muslims, is also the Har Habayit – or Temple Mount – whose Western Wall is the holiest place in Judaism, a few steps away from the [Church of the Holy] Sepulcher and the Mount of Olives revered by Christians.” Irina Bokova, outgoing Director General of the UN
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific Organization. The vote was 24-6. Six nations, including the United States, voted against the resolution.
In 2015, the Palestinians began a campaign to change the narrative of the Temple Mount to a Muslim outlook. It appears thus far that they have succeeded in that effort.
Ten of the nations which voted for the resolution abstained this time around: France, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Argentina, India, Sri Lanka, Togo, Guinea and Ghana. It’s worthy of note that none of the European nations voted for the resolution.
The United Nations needs a history lesson instead of the re-write being committed by the Muslim membership.