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Bibi: UNESCO Ignoring Historic Jewish Ties to Temple Mount

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Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to refer to the Temple Mount only as "Al-Aqsa Mosque." Israel Hayom's Shlomo Cesana reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu says that the organization is rewriting history:

UNESCO, the United Nations body responsible for protecting historical and archeological sites throughout the world, has changed its language for the Temple Mount, acquiescing last week to a request by the Palestinian Authority that it refer to the site using the term "Al-Aqsa mosque" only.

This means that the organization has de facto accepted the Palestinian position that denies any connection between Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) and the Jewish Temples and rejected Israel's position that the Temple Mount is the holiest site for the Jewish people...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the UNESCO decision: "This is yet another absurd U.N. decision. UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years. The U.N. is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not stoop."

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