Thursday, May 04, 2017

What Else Wrong with that UNESCO Resolution

While everyone is upset with the issue of Jerusalem following the UNESCO resolution, I find something else to be problematic in the extreme.

In the Resolution, you'll read this:

The two Palestinian sites of Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi/Tomb of the Patriarchs in Al- Khalil/Hebron and the Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem

Those two sites are definitely not "Palestinian".

They are, if anything, Jewish.

As I have written up previously, (here; here) Islam does a sort of reverse retro on history, especially Jewish history. What was ours becomes theirs.

And so, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb become 

sites...[which] are an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and shares the conviction affirmed by the international community that the two sites are of religious significance for Judaism, Christianity and Islam;

and Eretz-Yisrael, the historic homeland of the Jews, to be, as the League of Nations decided, the Jewish "reconstitut[ed]  national home", is purged out of memory and existence.

And in paragraph 3, you'll learn that


nothing in the current decision, which aims, inter alia, at the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Palestine 

But when Jordan was occupying Jerusalem, the character of the city was very much changed and altered: dozens of synagogues destroyed, tens of thousands of graves desecrated, Jewish religious rights, including those in the signed Armistice Agreement, were violated.

UNESCO forgot about all that.

Let's forget about UNESCO.


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2 comments:

Ron Barak said...

"and Eretz-Yisrael, the historic homeland of the Jews, to be, as the League of Nations decided" -> "and Eretz-Yisrael, the historic homeland of the Jews, to be, as the League of Nations decided (and article 80 of the UN Charter reaffirmed)"

Anonymous said...

This map brings things into perspective rather sharply: https://randywhiteministries.org/tag/west-bank/

Charles N