The passage of this resolution is anti-Semitic and historically wrong. Christians in Defense of Israel's resolve to make perfectly clear our support of Israel and the Jewish people is now of the highest importance.
Today, in a vote 24-6 vote, with 26 countries abstaining, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), passed a resolution which minimizes Judaism's links to its holy sites of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, refers to them only by their Muslim names, and condemns Israel as "the occupying power."
The UNESCO resolution attempts to erase the Jewish connection and rights to the Jerusalem holy sites.
As reported by the Jewish Press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was incensed by the audacity of the vote.
'Today it took a ridiculous decision denying the connection between the Jewish people and the Western Wall. It's like saying that the Chinese have no connection to the Great Wall of China and the Egyptians have no connection to the pyramids,' he said. 'What's next?'"
"The Western Wall was referred to as Al Buraq Plaza in the resolution, with its Hebrew name, the Kotel, in quotation marks only. UNESCO didn't even bother to do that with the Temple Mount, referring to it only in Arabic as 'Haram a-Sharif' and Al Aqsa Mosque.' The move clearly promotes the site solely as one sacred to Muslims alone, denying any sanctity or connection to Jews or Christians."
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) wrote: