Brazil Regrets its Vote Negating Israel’s Tie to Western Wall, Temple Mount

A picture taken with a tilt-shift lens shows a general view of Jewish men draped in prayer shawls perform the Cohanim prayer (priest's blessing) during the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 6, 2015.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Serra intends to change Brazil’s anti-Israel vote given in April at a United Nations session, where rights for cultural assets in the areas conquered in the Six-Day War were discussed, Brazilian media reported.

Serra was tapped by new acting president Michel Temer.

The text of the resolution passed at the 199th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, does not recognize a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount and calls Israel an “occupying power.” It was approved with 33 votes in favor, including Brazil’s. There were 17 abstentions. France also reportedly has decided to change its vote.

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