Israel to EU: Voting to Recognize Temple Mount as Solely Muslim Site Akin to Ignoring Jesus

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel warned the European Union on Thursday night that supporting a UNESCO resolution which views the Temple Mount as a solely Muslim site is akin to ignoring Europe’s Christian roots.

“If the Europeans have a hand in a UNESCO decision that rejects or does not deal with the Jewish people’s relationship to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem, are they not rejecting their own identity?” asked Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon.

“There is no Christianity without Judaism and there is no Jesus without a Jewish Jerusalem and the Temple Mount,” he said.

The EU, he warned, could be willing to make this “ugly and hypocritical gesture to the Palestinians.”

He also issued a slightly toned down version of the message on Twitter.

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