2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.4 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 83:2-4 (KJV).
UN agency’s director general says ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque is also Temple Mount, whose Western Wall is the holiest place in Judaism.’
As a result of the ruling, Bennett has instructed the Israeli panel to suspend ties with UNESCO, because it reflects “a decision lacking practical implications.”
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.
Israelis and many Jews around the world viewed it as the latest example of an ingrained anti-Israel bias at the United Nations, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said he was “outraged” by the resolution. “Would UNESCO vote to deny the Christian connection to the Vatican? Or the Muslim connection to Mecca? The UNESCO vote claims that there is no connection between the Jewish people and the Western Wall. In fact, it is the UNESCO vote that has no connection to reality.”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett informed UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova of Israel’s decision on Friday.
“Following the shameful decision by UNESCO members to deny history and ignore thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, I have notified the Israel National Commission for UNESCO to suspend all professional activities with the international organization,” Bennett said.
Israel captured east Jerusalem, with sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War. Palestinians claim the territory as part of their future state, and its fate is a central dispute.
Jews refer to the hilltop compound in Jerusalem’s Old City as the Temple Mount, site of the two Jewish biblical temples. Muslims refer to it as the Noble Sanctuary, and it is home to the Al-Aqsa mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
“The heritage of Jerusalem is indivisible, and each of its communities has a right to the explicit recognition of their history and relationship with the city,” Bokova, the head of UNESCO, said in a statement, the second time that she has condemned the the body that she heads for its treatment of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
“To deny, conceal or erase any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site, and runs counter to the reasons that justified its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
“Nowhere more than in Jerusalem do Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritage and traditions share space and interweave to the point that they support each other,” she continued. “These cultural and spiritual traditions build on texts and references, known by all, that are an intrinsic part of the identities and history of peoples. In the Torah, Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the Temple and placed the Ark of the Covenant. In the Bible, Jerusalem is the city of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the KIoran, Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, where Muhammad arrived after his night journey from Al Haram Mosq (Mecca) to Al Aqsa.”
“In this microcosm of humanity’s spiritual diversity, different peoples worship the same places, sometimes under different names. The recognition, use of and respect for these names is paramount. The Al Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram al-Sharif, the sacred shrine of Muslims, is also the Har HaBayit – or Temple Mount – whose Western Wall is the holiest place in Judaism, a few steps away from the Saint Sepulcher and the Mount of Olives trees revered by Christians,” she said.
“The outstanding universal value of the City, and the reason why it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, lies in this synthesis, which is an appeal for dialogue, not confrontation. We have a collective responsibility to strengthen this cultural and religious coexistence, by the power of acts and also by the power of words. This requirement is stronger than ever, to bridge the divisions that harm the multi-faith character of the Old City.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s government in the West Bank welcomed the resolution, as did Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza. A spokesman for Hamas, which is pledged to Israel’s destruction, called it a “step in the right direction.”
Source: YNET News
In my humble opinion, this is blackmail, as if to say, ‘either stop building Israeli settlements or surrender Temple Mount.’ Perhaps these tools of war are trying to do both, erase history and land grab. Since Israel has rejected a two-state solution, that essentially calls for the surrender of Jerusalem to the “PALESTINIANS,” Israel has been the target of ongoing threats and violence WITH very little “ROOM TO BREATHE.” The media bias continues to ignore Palestinian violence, and the Hamas Charter calling for the total destruction of Israel and all Jews and Christians. Not to mention that Abbas himself has requested that “so called Palestine” be freed of Jews. Bibi is right in denying any TWO-STATE agreement with this satanic group of devil worshippers. GOD will have the final word on that matter rest assured!
This recent resolution is nothing more than a corrupt and inexcusable force of illegitimate power on behalf of UNESCO. It is however, prophecy and most assuredly, paving the way for a war, brought to us by the CRAFTY COUNSEL mentioned in the bible.
A Culminating War
If we review and compare the nations who preempted this resolution, we see a direct correlation in the bible with the CRAFTY COUNSEL. We are told in several key passages that Israel will be invaded by armies from Jordan, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza. All of which support a Palestinian state and consequently, are MUSLIMS. There is nothing more explosive than the topic of TEMPLE MOUNT and its meaning to the Jewish people. This will no doubt incite anger to proportions that could lead to war.
Isaiah 17:12 are the same nations that sign a treaty against the Lord in Psalms 83:5-8: Look at these verses:
The Modern Day Regions and Nations
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