An Explosive Situation: United Nations Passes Resolution Declaring Temple Mount ‘Muslim’, Denying all Jewish Ties to Jerusalem Holy Site

With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants  -They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.  -Psalm 83 (KJV).

Ynet News Reports: United Nations UNESCO body has passed a resolution put forth by the Palestinians denying all connection between Jews and Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

PM Netanyahu: To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall is like saying China has no connection to the Great Wall.”

There were 26 countries who abstained from the vote, including Serbia and Turkmenistan, while 24 countries supported the initiative and six voted against it. It should be noted that not a single European nation voted for the initiative.

The countries of France, Sweden, Slovenia, India, Argentina, and Togo at first were going to vote for the resolution saying that Jews have no connection to Jerusalem, but were convinced to abstain from voting in the end.

Photo Credit: Ynet News

One of the world’s most important religious sites and Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and Western Wall, were reclassified as an exclusively Muslim shrine Thursday after a United Nations organization adopted a polarizing resolution that denies Jewish connection to the site.

The US, UK, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Estonia, and Germany voted against the Palestinian backed resolution.

In an unusual move, Israel sought the Holy See’s help in forestalling UNESCO’s adopting a Palestinian recommendation to deny any Jewish affiliation with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Thursday afternoon, arguing that it will also harm Christians.

The Palestinians have demanded that an international delegation experts be sent to the holy sites to examine what they have described as the destruction of historical and archeological heritage by Israel. They allege that this has been carried out in a variety of manners, including the building of the Jerusalem light rail and archeological excavations.

Israel, along with the United States, has been working in recent weeks to reduce the majority support within UNESCO’s executive board. France, which supported the Palestinians in April, has promised to vote against this proposal.

The Palestinians are seeking, inter alia, to appoint a UNESCO permanent observer in Jerusalem and to appoint a series of condemnations of Israeli activities, such as the alleged demolition of a school in Kfar Adumim. (Israel claims that it was a dilapidated caravan that was destroyed and “not a school.”

Israeli PM holds Press Conference

Israeli PM, Photo Credit: Israel National News

Bibi responded to the decision, saying:

“The theatre of the absurd continues with UNESCO and today the organization has made its most bizarre decision by saying the people of Israel have no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.”

“Obviously they have never read the Bible, he said, “but I would advise UNESCO members to visit the Arch of Titus in Rome, where they can see what the Romans brought to Rome after they destroyed and looted the Temple Mount two thousand years ago. One can see engraved on the arch the seven-branched menorah, which is the symbol of the Jewish people as well as the symbol of the Jewish State today.”

“Surely UNESCO will say that Emperor Titus was a part of Zionist propaganda,” he continued.

“To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall is like saying China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or Egypt has no connection to the pyramids. With this absurd decision, UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it once had. However, I believe that the historical truth will prevail,” he ended.

Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked added that “the UN is breaking its own record for ignorance and anti-Semitism. An organization that purports to present science and education instead presents the rotten politics of dictatorial Islamic countries. Instead of enlightened Western countries leading the organization, some are blindly following the shameful decision.”

The resolution, which condemns Israel for its activities in Jerusalem and the West Bank, asserts that Jerusalem is holy to three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. However, it includes a special section pertaining to the Temple Mount that says the site is sacred only to Muslims and fails to mention it as sacred to Jews. The resolution from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization does not refer to the Al-Aqsa mosque by either the Hebrew term for the site—Har Habayit—or its English translation, the Temple Mount, but only by its Muslim name.

“What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the connection between peanut butter and jelly? Batman and Robin? Rock and roll?” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted after the decision.

Carmel Shama Hacohen Photo Credit: YNET NEWS

Israel’s permanent delegate to UNESCO, Amb. Carmel Shama Hacohen, commented,

“Israel and the Jewish people don’t require UNESCO’s or any other country’s confirmation of the special connection between the Jewish people and the State of Israel and Jerusalem in general and the holy sites therein like the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in particular.”

The ambassador continued, “There is no connection of another people to another place in the world that comes close to the strength and depth of our connection to Jerusalem from a religious, historical and national perspective, a connection that has stood the test of 2,000 years.”

President Reuven Rivlin commented on Thursday morning, “There is no festival more connected to Jerusalem than Sukkot. The festivals of Israel all highlight the inextricable bond between our people and our land, and no forum or body in the world can come and deny the connection between the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem—and any such body that does so simply embarrasses itself.” Rivlin added, “We can understand criticism, but you cannot change history”.

Shama Hacohen conceded that the Palestinians enjoy an automatic majority of support and explained that his goal was to expand as much as possible the number of those opposed. “We are mobilizing to erode and drive a wedge in the automatic majority that has stood against us for the past two years,” he explained. “The efforts are indeed bearing fruit: From the situation we were in when only the USA voted for us alone, we’ve gradually increased the number to six countries and also increased the number of abstainers.

US Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Amb. Crystal Nix-Hines has explained in the past to UNESCO’s executive board that unilateral decisions on the Middle East have made it harder for the American administration to resume paying its UNESCO membership fees. Shama Hacohen explained that the US Congress has blocked President Barack Obama’s efforts to resume the payments, some €80 million per annum, as both the Republicans and Democrats have opposed UNESCO’s decisions regarding Jerusalem.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a pamphlet of the historical Jewish connection to Jerusalem, which has been distributed to all 120 permanent delegates to UNESCO whose countries have diplomatic relations with Israel.

The Holy Site is dominated by three monumental structures from the early Umayyad period: the al-Aqsa Mosque (built in 705 AD), the Dome of the Rock(692 AD) and the Dome of the Chain. Herodian walls with additions dating back to the late Byzantine and early Islamic periods cut through the flanks of the Mount. It can be ascended via four gates, with guard posts of Israeli police in the vicinity of each. After the Roman Empire began to dissolve, Islam began emerging.  The Dome of the Rock stands today where mohammed supposedly ascended to heaven and then returned with instructions to teach the satanic religion of Islam.

The UNESCO resolution this week coincided with international efforts to calm violence in the region after what Palestinians say are increasingly frequent Jewish visits to the compound that is officially under Muslim administration. Under Israeli law, Jews are not allowed to pray at the site to avoid potential violence, but many Jewish activists still rally at the site.

Palestinian protesters have fought back in recent months and clashed with Israeli police outside the temple, with police releasing tear gas and stun grenades and Palestinians throwing rocks at officials. Meanwhile, between July 8 and Aug. 27, more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed during a Israeli military operation in the Gaza strip, along with 66 Israeli soldiers and seven civilians in Israel, according to a BBC News report.

The U.S. State Department expressed concern in September about violence at Temple Mount.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the increase in violence and escalating tensions surrounding the (al-)Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby, referring to another Islamic name for the site. “We strongly condemn all acts of violence. It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.” 

The Palestinian Authority initiated the UNESCO campaign to reclassify the Temple Mount in 2015 and garnered support from Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. Palestinians want the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a future state, with Arab East Jerusalem as its capital. Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital, including the predominately Arab east annexed in 1967, though the claim is not recognized internationally.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it -Zechariah 12:3 (KJV).

Source: IBTimes and ynetnews.com

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? -Psalm 2:1 (KJV).

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The Temple Mount is known to Jews as Har HaMoriyah (“Mount Moriah”) and Har HaBayit (“Temple Mount”); to Muslims it is known as Haram el Sharif (“the Sacred Noble Sanctuary”). In the Bible God refers to it as Mount Zion

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. -Psalm 48:2 (KJV)

And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. -Isaiah 4:5 (KJV).

Because of its importance to three major religions, its ownership has been hotly contested for nearly two thousand years. Today the Temple Mount is under the control of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, a trust that was established in 1187 to manage the Islamic structures in Jerusalem. Under Islamic rule, access to the Holy Sites are forbidden to all Non-Muslims.

READ MORE: Muslim Lies and Propaganda:  The Temple Mount is Jewish and Islamic Waqf Provides Evidence

Prophecy:

“Wars and Rumors of War… Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:” Luke 21:9-10 (KJV). 

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it -Zechariah 12:3 (KJV).

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. – Luke 21:24 (KJV). 

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. – Zechariah 12:3 (KJV). 

With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants  -They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.  -Psalm 83 (KJV).

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? -Psalm 2:1 (KJV).

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