Jews Go On the Offensive on the Temple Mount
Steadfast upholding of principles is the only way to win.
Published: Monday, May 11, 2015 12:53 AM
via Jews Go On the Offensive on the Temple Mount – Op-Eds – Arutz Sheva.
A few days ago we published on Arutz Sheva an exposé about Unesco’s new policy regarding theTemple Mount, meant to strip the Jews of their historic, legal and natural rights over their most important holy city.
The Sanhedrin and other Jewish groups then drafted a letter of protest to the UN’s cultural office. It showed the way the State of Israel should fire back at their enemies. A special court will also be formed at Mount Zion based on the Foundation of Sanhedrin to sue Unesco.
The Jewish document “demands revocation of the declaration
regarding Islam’s rights on the Temple Mount and replacing it with a truthful declaration or else face legal prosecution”. They charge Unesco of “acting like a tool of belligerent Islam”, which recklessly and maliciously “proclaimed that the entire mount with the Al Aqsa Mosque and all rights belong to the Muslims, include the surroundings of so called ancient Jerusalem as an Islamic heritage cite in the declaration publicized on April 28, 2015″.
This is not the first time Unesco shows enmity and hatred for the Jewish people.
During the 90’s, then-Unesco director-general Frederico Mayor boycotted all the international conferences in Jerusalem and Unesco’s officials always refused to meet with Israeli officials.
Unesco declared that Rachel’s Tomb and Hevron’s Cave are “Muslim mosques”
Unesco designated Jerusalem as the “capital of Arab culture”, a false claim now finding fertile ground even outside the Islamic world.
Through its Unesco membership, the Palestinian Authority is trying to put together a case to take Israel to the International Court of Justice to condemn the Israeli excavations in Jerusalem as “war crimes and crimes against humanity”. This is a most severe calumny and directly connected to the deaths of dozens of Israelis and Palestinians during the so-called “Western Wall Tunnel riots” of 1995.
Unesco has remained remarkably silent, not once condemning the Palestinian Authority for its desecration of the Temple Mount.
According to these Jewish groups, “the proclamation deliberately contributes to denial of the status of the Jewish people and the faith and heritage of Israel from which other monotheistic religions stem, in a blatant attempt to fan the flames of conflict between religions and states”.
Therefore, they “demand from Unesco recognition of the Temple Mount as the holiest site of the Jewish people and a call to end the racial discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount and support for equality of rights in the Temple Mount for Jews in all matters of religion and worship. If you do not do this, you are liable to be charged with anti-Semitism which is a criminal offence in most countries of the world. If you make the requested declaration, you will be clarifying that you do not support racial discrimination against Jews”.
Otherwise, it continues, “we will be forced to sue them as well, without fear, as written in the prophecies of the Jewish prophets: ‘And liberators shall come up on Mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s (Obadiah 1:21)’”.
Israel’s passive policy, connected with Israel’s denial of the Temple Mount’s centrality in the conflict, helped the Palestinian Arabs win the Unesco race and allowed the “rewriting the history of Palestine”, as Hamdan Taha, director of the Palestinian Antiquities Department, explained. The new Jewish groups’ initiative shows the other way to deal with enemies. Without fear, but proud and steady.
This is how anti-Semitic lies and hatred will be defeated. The Jewish people will live!