Why Palestinians Do Not Want Cameras on the Temple Mount

By Khaled Abu Toameh, GateStone Institute—- The Palestinian Authority (PA) will continue to work against having cameras in the hope of preventing the world from seeing what is really happening at the site and undermining Jordan’s “custodianship” over Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem. Another reason the Palestinians oppose King Abdullah’s idea is their fear that…

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…

UNESCO resolution ignores Jewish ties to Temple Mount, Western Wall

By JTA— JERUSALEM (JTA) — A UNESCO resolution does not recognize a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount and calls Israel an “occupying power.” The resolution was adopted Friday by the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization resolution at a meeting in Paris. Six months after…

Palestinians: Western Media’s Ignorance and Bias

By  Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Foreign journalists based in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv have for years refused to report on the financial corruption and human rights violations that are rife under the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas regimes. Palestinian “suffering” and the “evil” of the Israeli “occupation” are the only admissible topics. Another Ramallah-based…