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Jonathan Arkush supports government rejection of UNESCO Jerusalem motion

May 2, 2017 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has expressed support for the UK government, which today voted against a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem:

He said: “I noted with appreciation that the UK Government voted against another unacceptable UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem. The resolution, against all historical evidence, seeks to deny or diminish the central connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Judaism since the time of the Bible. By voting against the resolution, the UK Government has recognised the UNESCO resolution as one-sided and inflammatory.  Britain’s Jewish community and all fair-minded people will support the UK’s principled stance.”