Thursday, July 06, 2017

Yet another UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem

AN EVERGREEN HEADLINE: Unesco resolution on Jerusalem under fire. The world heritage body passes a ruling condemning Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City (Lianne Kolirin, Jewish Chronicle).
Unesco has once again inflamed passions in the Jewish world after ruling that Israel is the “occupying power” of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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.

I have not seen the latest resolution and I don't have time to dig it up now, so I will not comment further.

For past UNESCO resolutions on Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, start here and follow the links.

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