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UNESCO Temple Mount vote is “disgraceful”

October 13, 2016 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Richard Verber has condemned a UNESCO motion which omits any reference to the Jewish heritage of Temple Mount and other holy sites in Jerusalem.

He said: “The motion passed at a UNESCO Executive Board meeting today is a disgraceful and frankly ridiculous attempt to erase thousands of years of Jewish history for political ends. It is telling that the Palestinian Authority abuses its place in the international sphere to undermine coexistence and rewrite history. We expect that work will continue to right this wrong and we would like to thank the UK Government for taking a principled stance on this issue as one of only six countries to vote against the motion.”