Czech deputies reject UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount and Western Wall

19-10-2016

The lower house of Parliament has strongly rejected a resolution by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which denies any Jewish connection to Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution, called it an exclusively Muslim shrine, sparking protests from Israel. In a resolution passed on Wednesday Czech deputies rejected the UN resolution saying it fuelled anti-Semitic sentiments. The UNESCO resolution coincided with international efforts to calm violence in the region after what Palestinians say are increasingly frequent Jewish visits to the compound that is officially under Muslim administration. Under Israeli law, Jews are not allowed to pray at the site to avoid potential violence, but many Jewish activists still rally there.