As we noted in today's Daily Dispatch, the recent UNESCO vote has actually strengthened support for Israel. Rabbi Eckstein is quoted in a piece that discusses the growing outrage among both Christians and Jews over the anti-Israel resolution and the bridge-building that can come about because of it:
Outrage is building amid Jewish and Christians groups who support Israel at the latest anti-Israel resolution to clear the United Nations’ educational, scientific and cultural agency.
UNESCO’s executive board voted Oct. 18 in Paris to deny all Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, referring to these sites by their Muslim names and blasting Israel as the “occupying Power” that uses “right wing extremists” to badger innocent Muslims.
UNESCO “firmly deplores the continuous storming of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif by Israeli right-wing extremists and uniformed forces, and urges Israel, the occupying Power, to take necessary measures to prevent provocative abuses that violate the sanctity and integrity of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif,” the resolution states...
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said more can be done to cultivate and encourage Christian support.
“Israel has not made Christians into strategic allies, nor have Jewish organizations around the world found a way to harness and rally their support on political issues..."