Entire House Jewish caucus rips UNESCO on Temple Mount vote

By JTA
October 22, 2015 04:12

 
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WASHINGTON - All 19 Jewish House lawmakers slammed UNESCO for its vote charging Israel with changing the status quo at Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

“The continued false allegations against Israel as having violated the status quo at the Temple Mount, which is under the custodianship of Jordan and the Wakf Muslim religious trust, and blaming Israel for the surge in violent attacks, must be condemned,” said the statement Wednesday signed by the 18 Jewish Democrats and one Jewish Republican in the US House of Representatives.

UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural arm, on Wednesday approved a resolution saying that Israel is altering the status quo on the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al Sharif, which is holy to Muslims and Jews.

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