(Before It's News)
By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The United Nations has decided to side with Islam, and has drafted a resolution to designate Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and Western Wall, exclusively Muslim. The resolution is an attempt to deny Jewish connection to the site, therefore condemning Israel for its activities in Jerusalem and the West Bank. While Jerusalem is considered holy to Judaism, Islam and Christianity, according to the U.N., a special section pertaining to the Temple Mount site is sacred only to Muslims.
The resolution is part of a larger effort to erase Israel, and to further Islam's Nazi-like aspirations. While the leftists of the international stage have proven to be anti-Israel and claim that Israel is the cause of the strife in the Middle East, it is important to recognize that normally the fighting between Israel and her Muslim neighbors are instigated by Islamic forces, and that the current warfare that has decimated Syria and parts of Iraq is the result of Muslim aggression against Muslim areas.
The site in question is currently under Palestinian jurisdiction.
Violence between protesters and Israeli police has become common outside the temple, with police releasing tear gas and stun grenades and Palestinians throwing rocks at officials.
The Palestinian Authority initiated the UNESCO campaign to reclassify the Temple Mount in 2015
and garnered support from Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. Palestinians want the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a future state, with Arab East Jerusalem as its capital. Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital, including the predominately Arab east annexed in 1967, though the claim is not recognized internationally.
“If the Jews have no definite connection to the holy sites-UNESCO and the United Nations has no connection to history and reality,” said Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Israel's parliament speaker, after the Thursday resolution.
Due to Israeli diplomatic efforts before the vote, no European country backed the motion. Twenty-four countries voted in favor of the decision, while six voted against. Twenty-six abstained while two were missing, according to a Haaretz report. The U.S., United Kingdom and Germany were among those against the resolution. France, Sweden, Slovenia, Argentina, Togo and India abstained from the vote.
Jordan has custodian rights over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Israel seized East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East War.