Republican candidate Donald Trump reacted to the UNESCO decision on Thursday that Israel has no historic connection to the Temple Mount. In his criticism of UNESCO, Trump said he'll work to have Jerusalem internationally recognized as Israel's capital and would move the US Embassy, now in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem.
He also said the Obama administration hasn’t done enough to defend Jerusalem's Jewish history.
“In a Trump Administration, Israel will have a true, loyal and lasting friend in the United States of America,” Trump stated.
“Israel will have a true, loyal and lasting friend in the United States of America.”
He called UNESCO's decision a "one-sided attempt to ignore Israel’s 3,000-year bond to its capital city” and “further evidence of the enormous anti-Israel bias” at the United Nations.
“Jerusalem is the enduring capital of the Jewish People and the overwhelming majority of Congress has voted to recognize Jerusalem as just that,” Trump wrote Thursday on Facebook.
“The United Nations’ attempt to disconnect the State of Israel from Jerusalem is a one-sided attempt to ignore Israel’s 3,000-year bond to its capital city, and is further evidence of the enormous anti-Israel bias of the UN.” READ MORE