The United Nations is anti-Semitic.
The resolution is likely to be approved by the UNESCO executive committee by the end of the month. Although the U.S. and a few European countries fought the resolution, they were outgunned by China, Russia and the religiously obligated anti-Semites of Middle Eastern countries and developing nations. Also, opponents to the resolution were stymied by the fact that two dozen countries were too frightened to vote against it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was angry at the obvious anti-Zionist resolution. "To declare that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids," he told Reuters.
"This insanity shows that Israel's adversaries are will to go to any lengths to denigrate our ally," added Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). "Not only does the U.N. pretend that there is moral equivalency between Israel citizens and Palestinian terrorists, UNESCO goes out of its way to insult Israel.
Donald Trump promised that he would insist on Jerusalem getting recognition as Israel's capital as he would move the U.S. embassy there. He also said that Obama's administration hasn't done enough to defend the city's place in history.
"In a Trump Administration, Israel will have a true, loyal and lasting friend in the United States of America," he said in a statement.
The draft resolution affirms the Old City of Jerusalem's place in "the three monotheistic religions" of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But the resolution goes on from there to give a long list of grievances accusing Israel (read "Jews") of hindering Muslim worshippers' access to their holy sites and looking the other way as Israelis provoke Palestinians in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
This is pure crap--a denial of history--and Palestinians usually deny archeologists access to important digs to keep anyone from proving that the Jews were in Jerusalem long before the Muslims got there. The Palestinians even deny that "Temple Mount" even exists by referring to the site as "al-Aqsa Mosque/al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary)."
The problem is, however, that anti-Semitism has once again become fashionable among the left and college professors. But anti-Christian sentiment has also come in vogue so when Arabs make the absurd claim that the aim of the resolution was "the safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Palestine and the distinctive character of East Jerusalem," nobody in the West bats an eye.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said that UNESCO was ignoring "thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem" and [by the resolution is] aiding "Islamist terror."
The Palestinians and their ilk will only be happy when all Jewish history along with the Jews, no longer exist.
There may come a time when the West fully regrets not standing with our greatest allies in the Middle East.