Wasserman Schultz Statement on UNESCO Vote on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem

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Washington, DC, October 18, 2016 | comments
Sadly, this is only the latest chapter in UNESCO's long history of antagonism towards Israel. These types of actions make the important work of a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and Palestine much more difficult to achieve. I strongly condemn this vote and resolution, and urge others who are committed to a secure and safe Israel to do the same.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on UNESCO Vote on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem

Pembroke Pines, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after UNESCO adopted Resolution 200/EX25:

“Today’s vote proves once again that UNESCO is primarily concerned with severing the religious, historical and cultural ties between Israel and Jerusalem, and in particular, the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Jerusalem is the most holy city in Judaism, and it has held extraordinary significance for countless generations of Jews from around the world. This resolution’s references to the Temple Mount by only its Muslim name is a direct attempt by Israel’s enemies to delegitimize Israel. It is particularly appalling that this resolution was brought during the High Holidays, and that the draft resolution was voted on during Yom Kippur, the holiest night of the Jewish Year.

“Sadly, this is only the latest chapter in UNESCO’s long history of antagonism towards Israel. These types of actions make the important work of a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and Palestine much more difficult to achieve. I strongly condemn this vote and resolution, and urge others who are committed to a secure and safe Israel to do the same.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov202.225.7931

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