Resolution passed Thursday amidst lobbying efforts by Israel and supporters; Resolution recognizes Temple Mount as sacred to Muslims only
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted in a resolution that denies Jewish heritage and history to the Temple Mount on Thursday. The vote for the resolution is part of consistent anti-Israel efforts and successes in denying Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem.
The resolution acknowledges the religious significance of Jerusalem to Christianity, Judaism and Islam, but claims the Temple Mount, the most significant and important religious site for Jews, is only sacred to Muslims.
The proposal was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar and Sudan last year, a vote in July postponed following a coup attempt in Turkey in July. The proposal has been advanced and pushed forward in international bodies by the Palestinians as continued efforts to remove Jewish and Israeli history from holy sites.
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