Israel Freezes Relations with UNESCO

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Israel has frozen its relations with UNESCO as a sign of protest against a resolution with which the international organisation declares that the Holy places on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem cannot be linked to Judaism.

 

In this way, UNESCO – a key part of the UN – practically declares that the hill where the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located (the second holiest place for Muslims after Mecca) is a Holy Islamic site only.

 

In a letter addressed to the General director of UNESCO Irina Bokova, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett accused UNESCO of ignoring “thousands of years of Judaic links to Jerusalem” and of supporting “Islamic terror”.

 

Not a single European country has supported the resolution submitted by Arab states.

 

In the vote of the 58-member commission, 24 countries voted “for”, 6 voted “against” (USA, Germany, Holland, the UK, Lithuania and Estonia) and 26 abstained. Two countries did not participate in the vote.

 

The text of the resolution will be submitted for formal approval by UNESCO’s Executive Board next week.

 

Israeli PM Netanyahu described the text as “absurd” and accused the UN and UNESCO of participating in a “moral farce”.


 

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#3
Jerry - 19 Oct 2016 // 02:31:53

Now the UNESCO Bulgarian Director is being threatened with her life due to her opinion.

What is this world coming to?

Time has come to close down UNESCO.

One should look closely at its intention of its members.

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Jerry - 15 Oct 2016 // 00:21:10

The worldwide Evangelicalism will close down UNESCO, we are sick of al-Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas that rules the United Nations.

Watch closely Evangelicalism movement in Latin America and Africa begin to eat away the United Nations doctrine that supports radicalism contra faith.

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Jerry - 14 Oct 2016 // 23:09:23

This is a clear example of the absurd and illiterate world we live in with contradiction and shame.

The shame is History without taking sides in the human sense but what about the true spiritual historical fact that is revealed by the Old Testaments.

Israel should break economic relations with the Christian Countries countries that were negative to the true spiritual belief that includes countries in Latin America that have lost the principles of respect and credence that lead to a true moral obligation with history.

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