Thursday, October 13, 2016

France, Sweden and Slovenia abstain on antisemitic UNESCO proposal

UNESCO's motto is "Building peace in the minds of men and women".  Apparently, that does not include Jews.

Today UNESCO passed a resolution which denies the Jewish ties to Judaism's most holiest sites.

The countries which voted against the resolution: US, UK, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Germany

France, Sweden and Slovenia were going to support the measure, but in the end were conviced to abstain.

France and Sweden repeatedly claim they care about Jews.   They have now proved once again that they couldn't care less. 

Via i24 News:
24 UNESCO member states voted in favor of the resolution, 26 abstained, and only six countries voted against.

The proposal, put forth by the Palestinians, along with Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, condemns Israel on several issues related to Jerusalem and its holy sites.

The draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by Ha'aretz, acknowledges that the city of Jerusalem is holy to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity but says the Temple Mount holy site is sacred only to Muslims and fails to mention its significance to Jews.

In fact, Ha'aretz writes , an entire section of the proposal dedicated specifically to the Temple Mount complex refers only to the site's Muslim names (Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif) and fails to mention its Hebrew or English names (Har HaBayit or Temple Mount).

The resolution refers also to the Western Wall plaza by its Muslim name (al-Buraq plaza) and only mentions its Hebrew-Jewish name (Hakotel Hama'aravi) later in quotation marks.

The flashpoint complex is considered Judaism's holiest site, once the site of the first and second Temples, and is the third holiest to the Muslim faith.
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