After UNESCO Denies Jewish Ties, Knesset Conference to Encourage Jews to Ascend Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Post reports: An annual conference to encourage Jewish visits to the Temple Mount is set to take place in the Knesset next month, MK Yehudah Glick (Likud) announced days after UNESCO passed a resolution pointedly ignoring the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest site.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan and others are expected to attend the event in the Knesset on November 7.

“UNESCO’s resolution last week reminds us that 50 years of neglecting the Temple Mount led the world to make a mistake and think we are admitting we have no connection to the place,” Glick said Sunday. “Thank God, in recent years, thanks to hundreds of activists, we are bringing into the public’s awareness that the Mount is the holiest place for the Jewish people and is meant to be a world center for peace.”

The Likud MK said the conference’s attendees will make clear to the world that there is no place closer or more connected to the Jewish people than “the Mount of the house of God,” and before that, he expects thousands of Jews to visit the site during Succot to show they have not forgotten and cannot be disconnected from it.

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