Monday, 19 October 2015

Israeli MFA Press Room: Response to the Palestinian attempt at UNESCO to declare the Wailing Wall as "a Muslim holy site"



Israel MFA Spokesperson announcement:  Response to the Palestinian attempt at UNESCO to declare the Wailing Wall as "a Muslim holy site"

This is a clear endeavor to distort history, in order to erase the connection between the Jewish People and its holiest site, and to create a false reality.


(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

In view of Palestinian attempts to bring about resolutions at UNESCO which constitute a distortion of reality and a falsification of historical facts in Jerusalem, thus purporting to present the Wailing Wall as if it were a Muslim holy site, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Director General Dr. Dore Gold, is actively working to put a stop to this underhanded maneuver.

The vote on the Palestinian maneuver is expected tomorrow, Tuesday 20 October, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is engaged with friendly countries and with the heads of UNESCO in order to ensure that this Palestinian attempt fails.

This is a clear endeavor to distort history, in order to erase the connection between the Jewish People and its holiest site, and to create a false reality.