Once again, the UN organization charged with promoting intercultural understanding and preserving cultural heritage has airbrushed the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest sites.
The Palestinian Authority, which spearheaded the campaign, has touted the resolution by the UNESCO executive board in relation to Jerusalem, which calls for recognition of Jerusalem’s sites that are “holy to Islam and Christianity” (but pointedly not Judaism), as a major achievement.
In purely political terms, however, the resolution was not a resounding success for the Palestinians. It received the support of only a minority of the members of the board, with a majority voting against, abstaining or choosing to be absent.
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