Week following ratification of resolution that denies Jewish and Christian ties to Temple Mount, “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls” resolution to be voted on Wednesday
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will vote Wednesday on a resolution similar to the resolution ratified last week that denies Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The Committee is set to vote on the resolution “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls”, which was drafted by Arab member states as with the UNESCO resolution which claims the Temple Mount is only holy to the Muslim faith. The resolution was sponsored by Kuwait, Lebanon and Tunisia.
The World Heritage Committee resolution reportedly refers to the Temple Mount as a place of worship only to Muslims, and refers to the Temple Mount by its Islamic name, Haram al-Sharif….. [read more]
In a dramatic upset the World Heritage Committee approved Wednesday, with less than a majority vote, a resolution that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. Israel had feared the matter would pass by consensus, or that only a few of the 21-member states would abstain or oppose the text…..