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(Worthy News) - UNESCO, the United Nations body responsible for protecting historical and archaeological sites throughout the world, has changed its language for the Temple Mount, acquiescing last week to a request by the Palestinian Authority that it refer to the site using the term "Al-Aqsa mosque" only.
This means that the organization has de facto accepted the Palestinian position that denies any connection between Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) and the Jewish Temples and rejected Israel's position that the Temple Mount is the holiest site for the Jewish people.
The decision was taken at the UNESCO Steering Committee's semiannual conference, which condemned Israel for "aggressive actions at Al-Aqsa mosque." The decision passed in a vote of 33 to six, with 17 abstentions. Countries that supported the decision included Russia, France, Spain, Slovenia, and Sweden. [ ... Read More (Source) ]