UNESCO is the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural agency that designates cultural heritage sites around the world. They recently erased 3,000 years of Jewish history and 2,000 years of Christian history with the stroke of a pen. They must have used a BIG eraser. How did they accomplish such a miraculous rewrite of history?
Turns out that those bastions of truth and freedom, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman and Sudan, presented UNESCO with a resolution regarding the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Since Arab leaders deny there was ever a Temple on the “Temple Mount,” they refer to the Temple Mount by the Arabic name, Al-Haram Al Sharif. They call the Western Wall Plaza by the Arabic name Al-Buraq Plaza named after Mohammed’s horse that supposedly flew Mohammed from Arabia to Jerusalem.
The fact that there was a Temple on the Temple Mount for 1,000 years is not the BIG LIE. The BIG LIE is that Mohammed ever went to a Mosque in Jerusalem as there was no Mosque in Jerusalem when Mohammed died. Mohammed died in 632, six years before Jerusalem fell to the Arabs under Caliph Omar in 638. The Dome of the Rock was not built until 692, sixty years after Mohammed died. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was not built until 712 eighty years after Mohammed died. Mohammed never left Arabia. These are facts of history.
But with the UN (stands for Usually Nothing), don’t confuse them with facts. Always looking for an opportunity to deny Israel’s history and legitimacy, UNESCO gladly published the resolution declaring the Temple Mount and the Western Wall Plaza to be Arab cultural heritage sites. Can you believe it! Jerusalem is mentioned 800 times in the Bible and not one time in the Koran. That’s right; not one time.
In doing so, UNESCO declared the entire Bible to be a lie. Where are the Jewish and Christian prophets publicly rebuking this godless, anti-Judeo-Christian, hate-filled organization?
UNESCO is not only denying 3,000 years of Jewish and Christian history, it is also denying the testimony of the “Grand Terrorists” of all terrorists, Haj Amin al-Husayni himself. The “Haj” was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Hitler’s ally. He was the world’s most violent and hateful anti-Semite who encouraged Hitler to import his “final solution of the Jewish problem” to the Middle East. He was a combination of Hitler and one of his descendants, Yasser Arafat.
In 1924, al-Husayni published a guide for Arabs visiting the area. The publication referring to the Temple Mount is called “The Noble Sanctuary.” Al-Husayni wrote, “The identity of The Noble Sanctuary with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute. This, too, is the spot, according to the universal belief, on which David built there an altar unto the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.”
Of course, telling the truth is more than some Arab leaders can bear. So in 1954, the Grand Mufti responsible for overseeing the Temple Mount removed those comments from the publication.
While there are difficult days ahead for Jews and Christians, the One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and modern Israel, has the final say about these matters. Zechariah writes of the days in which Israel will be re-gathered. The Lord says, “Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west; I will bring them back and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God in truth and righteousness” (Zechariah 8:7-8).
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