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IFCJ ISSUES STATEMENT AGAINST UNESCO’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO REVISE JEWS’ HISTORY IN JERUSALEM

October 13, 2016 - The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which represents more than 1.5 million Christians worldwide, today condemned the UNESCO resolution denying any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and to the Land of Israel, and urged The Fellowship's supporters worldwide to petition UNESCO to rescind the vote.

“We are outraged that UNESCO has adapted this propagandistic, anti-Israel resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and to the Land of Israel,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president and founder of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which represents more than 1.5 million Christians worldwide. “This outrageous, hateful resolution violates UNESCO's supposed values of religious pluralism and tolerance and champions a radical Islamist agenda denying any Jewish claims to the land and its holy sites. We call on our supporters worldwide to make their voices heard and urge the US Ambassador to the UN to immediately withdraw US support of UNESCO, unless UNESCO repeals this absurd vote, which will only deepen divisions in the Middle East.”

For further details, contact: Ryan Greiss, Puder PR, New York: (212) 558-9400; [email protected]

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