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UNESCO: Jews Have No Connection to the Temple Mount

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Desecrated Jewish graves on Mount Olives / Screenshot

The executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday denied Israel’s claim to the Temple Mount and Western Wall.

Meeting in Paris, the organization ignored the Jewish connection to Jerusalem sites in a resolution that passed with 33 votes in favor, six against, and 17 abstained, and referenced only the Al-Aksa Mosque and the Al-Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount). The Western Wall area was referenced as the Al-Buraq Plaza. Last year UNESCO refused to reclassify the Wall as a Muslim site.

France, Spain, Sweden, Russia and Slovenia were among the non-Arab nations who supported the resolution. Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States objected.

The resolution accused Israel of planting “fake Jewish graves” in eastern Jerusalem. This claim is especially enraging, since the old Jewish cemetery on Mount Olives was desecrated by the Jordanians before 1967, with its tombstones being used to pave roads.

Israeli ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama released a statement in response saying, “Even if UNESCO passes dozens of resolutions, and decides to continue passing thousands more, Jerusalem will always remain as part of the capital of Israel and the Jewish people.” Shama added, “As you continue on this path of incitement, lies and terror you will be sending UNESCO down a path towards irrelevance.”


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  1. Crazy, the world has gone mad!!

  2. We all mourn and say #JeSuisParis …. only to have them stab us in the back. Fine.
    We won’t mourn for their dead anymore and we won’t fight the extremists invading Europe anymore.
    See how they survive!!!

  3. What a meaningless arbitrary politically motivated sellout. It’s called the Temple Mount for a reason!

  4. Roc Diaz says:

    I agree, it's kinda like the girl scouts declaring overwhelmingly that the united States is as of now considered native American Indian territory, and everyone else has to move out. Who gives a rats ass about what UNESCO has to say. It's stupid to give one ounce of weight to anything they declare, say or vote on. Same goes with the UN, they gave no real power to enforce. Irrelevant!!

  5. Jews have no connection to Temple Mount? Have a look at the circels around, what do You think about all these falsegod buildings, (not only buildings like Katmandu, Egypts Pyramids or Baharain Garden next to Mt.Karmel)? And what do You all think about all these falsegod doings in Israel?

  6. And God has no connection to France, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia, and all the other liars; after all, the father of lies is Satan. In the coming days, I would not want to be in any of those countries.

  7. Earth to UN: It’s called the TEMPLE Mount, not the Mosque Mount! DUH!

  8. What do the U.N. Know about it. Stupid people.

  9. Tracy Ramsey says:

    And apparently UNESCO has no connection to either reality or intellectual integrity.

  10. Oil needy, blood suckers!

  11. Ann Marie says:

    Oh,I pray for all who don’t know the truth Lord…open their eyes to see Amen

  12. Bullroar. Of course they have connection.

  13. What,pray tell, can we expect from these people

  14. Ignorants…Anything wihh un Israel should just
    Boycot them.

  15. The Temple Mount Is Part Of Jewish History and because of that UN Should Stay Out Of That and Jews Have Been Living around that Temple For Over Three Thousand Years. The UN Keep Your Nose Clean and Stay Out Of Jewish Business For Good. Thank You!!

  16. for them the earth is square.

  17. Zvi Fink says:

    UNESCO has no connection to the truth. The European nations involved should either issue a retraction or be sanctioned. allowing this to pass unanswered is unacceptable

  18. You can use your mouth to drive a car, you will never have an accident. You can use your mouth to say anything that comes your mouth. But you don’t have the guts to attack Israel. The day you attempt it, the end will befall you all. Let sleeping dog lies.

  19. oh shut upm idiots u have no idea gho get alife and stop worrrying biout jews living and stufff

  20. mind ure own businesss fucdkwhit

  21. Eli Kalaora says:

    Jews pray “NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM” I lived 27 years in a Muslim country and NEVER HEARD them saying next year in Jerusalem. As far as I am concern, UNESCO can go to hell.

  22. Viki Zafir says:

    “UNESCO: Jews Have No Connection to the Temple Mount”- Serbia has no Connection to the church in Kosovo ??? UNESCO -satana

  23. It is amazing how much influence Arab oil money can buy.

  24. Dumb idiots who don’t know their history. Look what we are up against !

  25. the only thing fake is the un. they do nothing..

  26. Ron Norris says:

    688 to 1948 1,260 , Daniel

  27. just since when that UNESCO becomes a muslim’s black propagandist.?

  28. Ron Norris says:

    Also 1967 here read ellisskolfield.com

  29. A bunch of s who don’t know their history. If this is passed then the UN and it’s ty little agencies have sunk to their lowest depth ever. Why does the world keep financing this biased, Muslim controlled organisation?

  30. But UNSCO being an arm of the UN cesspool so they have little creditable standing. An Arab club with Gobbels credo what credible integrity except bias, prejudice and sheer lieing hatred. They are bound to regret this.UN is a moribund & putrifaying organisation.

  31. John Sisson says:

    What silly people that organization is made up of….And who, I ask, "does" have a connection to the Temple Mount? Wait…Don't help me, let me get this one on my own…LoL

  32. Jay Weiss says:

    I really don't give a damn about what those prostitutes think. What bothers me is that my government makes ME pay for them! I want to know which person running for president this year will stop the American funding of these bigots and racists. And for once I'd like to see one of those "honest politicians" actually stick to their word. Oh, silly me, they don't do that, they only tell us what we want to hear so we'll vote for them, and then when they're elected (both Rep. AND Dem.), it's "Adios,see ya in 4 years when I'm running next time". WE'RE the fools.

  33. Do we even need the UN? Lets just get rid of the UN. They have done nothing but damage.

  34. It is time for the US to pull out of the UN and its subsidiary organizations. If they ignore proven history in favor of currying Muslim favor, they are wothless.

  35. Jay Weiss says:

    Sorry, but I also think that a fair part of the blame for this goes to P.M. Netanyahu. When the only place on the planet earth that a Jew can be arrested for praying on is the Temple Mount, which we say is our holiest place in the world, and part of our country, who would believe that??? Can you really picture any other religion in the world that would do that? Imagine Catholics barring Catholics from saying a prayer in the Vatican??? Would that impact your view of how important (or NOT important) the Vatican really was??

  36. Yaakov Zelig says:

    And European Xtians, have no connection to Yoshua ben Yosef.

  37. Danny Kidron says:

    Not just Netanyahu. Blame begins ìn 1947 when the Jews accepted the UN partition of the Plestinia Mendate without qualifying anticipation of a final Israel as defined by the UN's own Mandate; it was reinforced after the 1967 victory when Israel offered to "return" the liberated Jewish lands for peace – how can you "return" something that is yours?; again when the keys to Har Habait were handed to the muslim waqft; it was reinforced again when the liberated Sini was horse traded for a piece of paper and again when the liberated Aza was dumped, abandoned; it has been rdpeatedly confirmed every time Israel held back from finishing a war its enemied initiated by driving home that victory and demanding surrender instead of offering surrender and arguing about the terms; now talk of "annexing" Shomron and Yehuda – ANNEXING – how can you annex something that belongs to you?
    Every one of these actions and now the ban on Jewish prayer on Har Habait, shouts to the world and to Israel's enemies "This does not belong to me". UNESCO and the world cannot be blamed for their bias and stand on Israeli "intransigence". The blame falls squarely on Israel and all us Jews.

  38. Dawn Yonah says:

    You are both RIGHT! However, world Jewry's choosing to stay in the Diaspora when G-d miraculously restored our Homeland is sending what message? ("Take my inheritance and shove it"?) I don't mean to be brutal, but we need PRESENCE here … proverbial "boots on the ground." When the Jews of the world decide to claim our inheritance and come to Israel in droves, G-d will take care of our enemies (Exodus 23:30).

  39. Unesco is already irrelavant.
    Good for the U.S. withholding financial support for them.

  40. David Hersch says:

    Who ever thought we would live in an Orwellian world? UNESCO and the UN are so sickening.

  41. Uzi Levi says:

    at least now i know who will be the first to get hit.
    "France, Spain, Sweden, Russia and Slovenia were among the non-Arab nations who supported the resolution"

  42. Those countries knows well Israeli's history and what kind of the Tempel mount history was under the Bysant christians. The Tempel mount was bysant christians dumping ground before they gave mount to muslim people. This is politics, not righteousness.

  43. just remember when you do vote .who did and didn't do for the jews and Israel.ie hillary ,bernie or should we say anti jews how silly (just pandering for the vote ) democrats when the election over they will go back to licking muslims ASS

  44. Even the way th E.U. and U.N. went along with Obama re the Iran Nuclear Deal was a pre-cursor to this, and we haven't seen the end of Obama's beneficing Iran either, even in the face of threats of destruction to both Israel and America. Certainly the most unpatriotic president yet, even if not the most dishonest. (That honour may go to George Bush.)

    Right and truth and compassion and justice have scant weight in the modern world by and large. Admittedly, in the previous century too.

    But the Orwellian UN, working with the nations against Israel, does appear to be new, and a lining up for Ezekiel 38 etc. It is hard to contemplate these horrors. Come, Messiah, come!

  45. The U.N and her sub-bodies is irrelevant for PEACE BUT RELEVANT FOR CAUSING WAR by supporting illogical injustice.

  46. Correction. They do nothing GOOD.

  47. Sam Oystein says:

    David Hersch unfortunately, you did not get the chance to blame Obama for this. There are many countries that are awful and evil towards Israel. I have watched your comments for some time now. And you spend more effort bashing the American-Left than these countries – Russia, Spain, France and others that openly undermine Israel and openly support Israel's enemies.

  48. Sam Oystein says:

    Russia and the European Union are the ones that undermine Israel the most. Russia openly arms Iran and the world blames Obama for it. The time has come to confront Britain, France, Russia and the EU for their Anti-Semitic adn Anti-Israel positions. The American Left only needs more education. They should not be shunned or treated as enemies. No left-wing American will have supported this. But Russia, France, Spain and other European nations whose leaders will be accepted with a smile in Israel have voted for this.

  49. David Hersch says:

    Sam Oystein, the difference is that the USA is supposed to be a close ally of Israel. I do criticise these others when they are featured.

  50. Cory Bycer says:

    Jerry pannullo I can see your ignorance of history is astounding.

  51. Cory Bycer says:

    Jerry Pannullo this article proves nothing moron. And Christians thrive in israel as do arabs .. so it's clear your a lying douche with no credibility .

  52. Cory Bycer says:

    Jews have no right according to antisemites and the uneducated that follow. This was hebrew land thousands of years prior to islam but jews have no rights to this land. I guess these geniuses never read a bible.

  53. Jerry Pannullo t are your meds the numbers will change I promise you

  54. Guy Sadaka says:

    Go read some books, vist museums may be it will help you get some education.

  55. `you forget that Obama has joined their ranks(Russia and the EU)

  56. If that's the case I should go to Spain and take back the land that belonged to my ancestors in Andalucia! Infidels living there now shall die!

  57. Cory Bycer says:

    Peter González-Valentín jews never completely left the area ..it was taken from the Hebrews and now they have taken it back. Jews developed the area built an infrastructure and cultivated to the beauty you see in israel. It's that simple.

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