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UNESCO Resolution on Jerusalem 'Dismisses' Jewish History - Top European Rabbi

© REUTERS / Eliana Aponte/File PhotoAn aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock (R) on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.
An aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock (R) on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. - Sputnik International
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The UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount in Jerusalem overturns Jews' history and insults their feelings, President of the Conference of European Rabbis Pinchas Goldschmidt said on Friday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, UNESCO's Executive Committee voted for the resolution, in which it affirmed the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem to Islam, Christianity and Judaism, but called the Temple Mount a Muslim holy site.

"UNESCO has dismissed thousands of years of Jewish history in 24 votes. Those who voted for the motion are politically motivated and have lost all credibility in the eyes of the millions of Jews who come yearly to pray at the western wall and the millions who pray daily that G-d should return to his dwellings in Zion," Goldschmidt said, as quoted by Israel's Ynetnews daily.

According to the Rabbi, the fate of the the holiest site for Jews is determined not by the 24 diplomats who voted in favor of the resolution, but by millions of Jews, who make pilgrimages to the Jerusalem Temple annually.

Earlier in the day, Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar said that the resolution which refers to "special ties of Islam to Jerusalem without mentioning Jews' rights to the holy sites of this town" was an offense to all Jews and discredited the UN organization.

He also added he was perplexed by the vote of the Russian delegation to UNESCO in favor of the resolution. Lazar's stance has been supported by a number of representatives of the Muslim community in Russia.

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