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Friday, October 14, 2016

U.S. lawmakers blast UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem

American lawmakers on Thursday condemnedUNESCO’s passing of a resolution denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said UNESCO had “doubled down on its reflexive anti-Israel bias by voting for yet another resolution that deliberately distorts history and denies the specific connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem going back thousands of years.

“It is unfortunate that the U.S. Mission to UNESCO could not do more to persuade our allies to oppose this disgraceful resolution, the real purpose of which is to undermine Jerusalem's identity as the capital of the Jewish State,” he continued.

Cruz called on Congress to “redouble its efforts to counter these pernicious attempts to falsely attack and delegitimize our close ally through international institutions by continuing to withhold funding from entities that participate in such activities, and reaffirm our commitment to stand unshakably with Israel.” READ MORE