Thursday Morning the United States withdrew from UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. While the press release cited the organization’s anti-Israel bias, in truth the organization is both anti-Semitic and anti-Christian as it denies the history of both faiths as related in their scriptures.
The release issued by State Department SPOX Heather Nauert says in part:
On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO….Pursuant to Article II(6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time.
In recent months, the Paris-based UNESCO declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered Palestinian world heritage site. It has also passed several resolutions ignoring Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem It’s time for Christians throughout the world to wake up and smell the hummus. The Arab world is trying to deny Christians a connection to your holy sites (does that make you feel Jewish?).
Keep in mind that these ancient sites couldn’t be Palestinian Heritage sites because there was never a Muslim nation of Palestine. Neither Jerusalem nor Hebron were ever part of a Palestinian state because there never was a Palestinian state.
After the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 CE, the Romans punished the Judeans (Jews) for revolting a second time in sixty years by changing the name of their country from Judea to Syria Palaestina (after the ancient enemy of the Jews, the Philistines who were destroyed a thousand years before). At the same time, they changed the name of the holy city of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina (literally Capitoline Hill of the House of Aelius).After the Romans threw out many of the Jews, the holy land was ruled by the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and finally the British Mandate.
The Romans threw out many of the Jews, the holy land was ruled by the Byzantine Empire (also known as the Ottoman Empire, and finally the British mandate before the holy land once again became the Jewish State in 1948. Note during the period of the British Mandate both Jews and Muslims living in the holy land were called Palestinians.
During the period of 135 CE through 1948 when Jordan occupied Jerusalem, there were large populations of Jews in Jerusalem. In fact beginning with the earliest information available (1844), there were more Jews in Jerusalem than any other faith.
Not only do the ancient Greek, Roman and Muslim text describe Jerusalem as Jewish and the place where Solomon’s Temple stood, more recently the Official 1925 Supreme Moslem Council (Wakf) Guide Book To Al-Ḥaram Al-Sarif, recognized the presence of the Jewish Temples atop the Mount. Shown below is paragraph two on page four, which says, “It’s [the Temple Mount] identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.” Now 90 years later the head of the Wakf is disputing it…