Papyrus With Oldest-Known Hebrew Reference to Jerusalem Proves City Jewish 1,300 Years Before Birth of Islam

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— A 2,700-year-old papyrus that is the oldest known non-Biblical Hebrew reference to Jerusalem has been found, announced the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Wednesday. The papyrus, originally stolen by antiquities thieves, was put on display in Jerusalem on Wednesday, coinciding with the second UNESCO resolution attempting to deny…

Republican senators urge Obama to cut UNESCO ties over Jerusalem Resolution

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— A group of Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to suspend the US’s diplomatic ties with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in light of its recent adoption of resolutions denying Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem. “Because UNESCO continues to…

UNESCO’s historical revisionism

By UNWATCH— UN Watch condemned UNESCO’s “historical revisionism” after the agency’s 58-member Executive Board adopted an inflammatory and one-sided Palestinian-drafted resolution, submitted by the Islamic states, which erases Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem and casts doubt on the connection between Judaism and the ancient city’s Temple Mount and Western Wall. The vote was 24…

Israel to EU: Voting to recognize Temple Mount as solely Muslim site akin to ignoring Jesus

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST— Israel warned the European Union on Thursday night that supporting a UNESCO resolution which views the Temple Mount as a solely Muslim site is akin to ignoring Europe’s Christian roots. “If the Europeans have a hand in a UNESCO decision that rejects or does not deal with the Jewish people’s relationship…

UNESCO Lies About Jerusalem’s Holiness to Jews

By: Lee S. Bender, ZOA— For Jews, the Temple Mount (site of Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple is the holiest place on earth. The adjacent Kotel (the Western Wall) is the second holiest site to Jews. A recent decision by UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization), however, shamefully distorts, deletes and denies…

Israel rejects UNESCO Executive Board decision on ‘Occupied Palestine’

By: Ministry of Foreign Affairs— Israel totally rejects the shameful resolution on ‘Occupied Palestine’ adopted today at the plenary of the 197th Session of UNESCO’s Executive Board. The resolution aims to transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into a religious confrontation and its adoption is a disgrace for UNESCO’s Executive Board. The Executive Board has joined the pyromaniacs…

Israel Sees Rare Victory at UN After Palestinians Drop Bid to Claim Western Wall a Muslim Holy Site

By: Lea Speyer, Breaking Israel News— Amid international outcry, Israel has claimed a rare victory at the United Nations on Wednesday after the Palestinian delegation dropped its bid that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site. The resolution, which was submitted on behalf of the…