A few days ago we reported that the despicable UN body UNESCO was going to vote to make the Western Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and Islamic holy site, and there was much opposition to his, even from the Obama administration.
Well UNESCO did vote, but it wasn’t to make the Western Wall Islamic. Rather, they voted to make the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Islamic, saying these two site are an integral part of Palestine:
CBN NEWS – A United Nations body declared two Jewish biblical holy sites to be Islamic and accused Israel of mistreating Palestinians on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Israel says UNESCO is helping Palestinians to rewrite biblical history and transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into a religious one. UNESCO has become an instrument in the hands of the Arabs and the Palestinians.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization passed a resolution Wednesday declaring the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are an integral part of Palestine. Earlier, they claimed both as mosques.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the declaration helps Palestinians promote their political narrative.
“It is an attempt by the Arab side, and by the Palestinians, to change history and pretend as if those places, which are holy places for Judaism, which have been holy places for Judaism for thousands of years, are actually Palestinian or Muslim holy places,” Nahshon told CBN News.
Historical evidence indicates that the biblical forefathers — Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — were buried in the Cave of the Patriarchs, along with their wives.
The site of Rachel’s Tomb is believed to be the burial place of the biblical matriarch, Rachel, the favored wife of Jacob.
The resolution stopped short of including the Western Wall as part of the al-Aksa compound, as Palestinians had hoped. It would have renamed the Western Wall Plaza “al-Buraq,” after Mohammed’s winged horse.
“Even such an organization — such as UNESCO, which has become a puppet in the hands of the Palestinians — there is a limit to what you can do. But I have no doubt that they will try again,” Nahshon said.
The resolution also accuses Israel of “aggression” on the Temple Mount. Yet Palestinians have repeatedly attacked police and visitors to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
Just to give you a little background from Jewish Virtual Library:
The Tomb of the Patriarchs “is the world’s most ancient Jewish site and the second holiest place for the Jewish people, after Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The cave and the adjoining field were purchased—at full market price—by Abraham some 3700 years ago. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are all later buried in the same Cave of Machpelah. These are considered the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people. The only one who is missing is Rachel, who was buried near Bethlehem where she died in childbirth.”