Saturday, October 17, 2015

The PA, UNESCO, and the Western Wall

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO. Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva)
In an attempt to gain international legitimacy for its rewriting of history, the Palestinian Authority (PA) will submit a resolution to UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) next week claiming the Kotel (Western Wall) as its own.

The proposal calls to have the Kotel in Jerusalem - which is an outer wall of the Temple Mount that is the holiest site in Judaism - recognized as part of Al-Aqsa Mosque located on the Mount, reports Yedioth Aharonoth on Friday.


A copy of the proposal reveals its main points, which begin with the call "to declare and confirm that the Western Wall is part of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and is called Buraq Plaza. The same applies to the Mughrabi Gate."

The PA has been advancing such ideas for some time. On the name "Al-Buraq Wall" (a.k.a. the "Western Wall" or "Wailing Wall") see here, here, here, and here.