PM: UNESCO's decision ignores a 'fundamental part of human history'

April 16, 2016 22:28


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a response Saturday to a UNESCO resolution passed this week, saying its actions are "absurd" and ignores a "fundamental part of human history."

"The decision made by the United Nations is absurd," a statement from the Prime Minster's Office reads.

"UNESCO ignores the unique historical relationship between Judaism and the Temple Mount, where two temples stood for a thousand years."

The statement continued by noting that "The UN action rewrites a fundamental part of human history."

UNESCO's Executive Board on Friday passed a resolution that failed to acknowledge Jewish ties to the holy sites of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

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