UNESCO Receives Petition Demanding Recognition of Jewish Ties to Jerusalem


Arutz Sheva reports: Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, along with Shahar Azani, StandWithUs’ Northeast Executive Director and Yifa Segal, Director of the International Legal Forum (ILF) on Tuesday officially submitted a petition to UNESCO’s Director General, Irina Bokova.

The petition, which carries the signatures of over 76,000 concerned people that is representative of the opinions of millions of Jews, Christians and others, calls upon UNESCO to recognize the “irrefutably deep historic, cultural and religious connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.”

It comes in the wake of the recent resolution passed by UNESCO which ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to Jerusalem and refers to the holy sites in the city only by their Arabic names.

The UN cultural agency is planning this week to vote on another resolution on Jerusalem, which denies the connection between Judaism and the Temple Mount.

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