Unesco has once again inflamed passions in the Jewish world after ruling that Israel is the “occupying power” of the Old City of Jerusalem.I have not seen the latest resolution and I don't have time to dig it up now, so I will not comment further.
The resolution, put forward by various Arab states, also condemned Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City and reaffirmed previous UN resolutions denying the country’s claims to East Jerusalem.
Though the proposal was passed, the decision was not unanimous. Ten countries voted in favour while three opposed it and eight abstained.
For past UNESCO resolutions on Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, start here and follow the links.
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