Twenty-Three Parliamentarians Reject UNESCO Move to Erase Jerusalem Jewish Ties

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men (L) and women (R) pray in two different sections at the Western Wall, the most holy site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old city, on February 2, 2016.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Twenty-three visiting parliamentarians called on governments around the world to reject the controversial UNESCO vote that denied Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

In a resolution they issued from Jerusalem on Tuesday said that the resolution seeks “to deny Jerusalem’s Jewish origins and Christian beliefs and heritage.”

The resolution added that “misrepresentation of the Jewish State of Israel as an occupier, duly noting the anti-Semitic nature and effect of the term’s improper usage against the State of Israel.”

The parliamentarians were from 18 different countries and had come to the annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference. It is organized by the Israel Allies Foundation and is sponsored by the World Jewish Congress and the International Christian Embassy.

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