Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New UN chief affirms historicity of Jewish Temple, Palestinian leaders outraged

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: UN chief says Temple Mount was home to Jewish temple, Palestinians demand apology.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian officials are demanding an apology from the new United Nations chief after he said it was “completely clear that the Temple that the Romans destroyed in Jerusalem was a Jewish temple.”

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also told Israel Radio in an interview Friday with its New York correspondent that “no one can deny the fact that Jerusalem is holy to three religions today,” including Judaism.

On Sunday, Adnan al-Husseini, the Palestinian Authority’s Jerusalem Affairs minister, told the Chinese news service Xinhua that Guterres “ignored UNESCO’s decision that considered the Al-Aqsa mosque of pure Islamic heritage.” He also said Guterres “violated all legal, diplomatic and humanitarian customs and overstepped his role as secretary general … and must issue an apology to the Palestinian people.”

You just can't make this stuff up. Cross-file under Jewish-Temple denial. Those recent UNESCO resolutions have been noted here, here and here and follow the links. For more on Jewish-Temple denial, start here and follow the links, or run the phrase through the PaleoJudaica search engine in the upper left corner. These two stories from the last couple of years also seem worth flagging.