Commenting on news that the UK has voted against a controversial Palestinian-driven UNESCO resolution seeking to recognise Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as Muslim sites, CFI’s Parliamentary Chairman, Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles MP, said:
“I warmly welcome the UK’s principled vote against the outrageous Palestinian resolution at UNESCO, which attempts to rewrite history and deny Judaism’s connections to some of its most holy sites.
“There have been more than enough attempts in recent weeks to spread misinformation about Israel’s alleged intentions for Temple Mount. This latest resolution was designed to be provocative.
“UNESCO would be better spending its time finding ways in which people of faith can worship in peace undisturbed”.