Sunday, July 17, 2016

Israel slams EU revision to UNESCO Jerusalem proposal

Via Times of Israel:
A European Union revision to a controversial resolution by the UN’s cultural body on the Old City of Jerusalem had Israel “concerned” on Thursday, with the Foreign Ministry saying the new text still downplays Jewish historical ties to its holiest site.

A statement from the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem expressed “concern’ over the EU revision to the UNESCO resolution, which it said “nullifies the bond and relationship of the Jewish people to the Temple Mount.”

“The EU proposal still denies the connection of the Jewish people to the Temple Mount,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

The text of the proposal has not yet been released by the EU.
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