US Religious Freedom Commission Slams UNESCO for Denying Jewish Connection to Holy Sites

The UN was created as World War II was drawing to a close. It was supposed to prevent another Holocaust from happening.

Instead, it has become a tool of the 57-government Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which has turned it into a hysterical tool of “Palestinian” jihad propaganda against Israel. UNESCO in particular has been so outlandishly anti-Israel that last year it declared that the Temple Mount was a Muslim holy site, al-Buraq Plaza, to which Jews had no connection. So the US Commission on International Religious Freedom is justified to slam it in this case, and the US and Israel are right to have withdrawn from UNESCO. Why should Israel and the U.S. have continued to participate in this sad jihad charade? Now they should withdraw from the UN altogether.

UNESCO Slammed by US Religious Freedom Commission for Denying Jewish Connection to Holy Sites,” Algemeiner, October 23, 2018:

UNESCO, the cultural and educational agency of the United Nations, was sharply attacked on Thursday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom for undermining the historic connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

“The idea that there’s a question about the Jewish historical presence in the Holy Land and specifically at these sites is unacceptable and diminishes the religious rights of the Jewish people,” Commission head Gary Bauer said in a statement.

Bauer was referring to two resolutions adopted by UNESCO on October 10, which refer to Jewish holy sites in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem solely as “Palestinian sites.”

“UNESCO has no business pronouncing on territorial sovereignty or arbitrating territorial disputes,” Bauer said.

Consistent anti-Israel bias at UNESCO led both the United States and Israel to announce their respective withdrawals from the agency in October 2017….

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