Moment of Clarity: UNESCO Chief Says ‘Jerusalem Ancient Capital of Israel’

 

In a bizarre contradiction to last year’s infamous UNESCO resolution stripping Jewish rights to Jerusalem, Irina Bokova, the director-general of very same UN organization publicly acknowledged, “Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the Temple.”

By Israel Today Staff

 

UNESCO, the director-general of UNESCO, which last year passed a motion denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, shocked many last week when she publicly affirmed the Jews’ historic connection to the Holy City.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova – Photo: Wikimedia/UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Ian Denison

“In the Torah, Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the Temple and placed the Ark of the Covenant,” Bokova reminded the European Parliament in a session on Thursday.

“The protection of the heritage of Jerusalem is part of a broader vision for peace and the fight against all forms of denial of Jewish history, delegitimization of Israel and anti-Semitism,” she continued.

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No doubt Bokova will soon be facing a tidal wave of outrage from the Muslim world, which in recent years has tried to rewrite history and erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

Leading the charge are the Palestinian Arabs, who today insist there never was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, and that the Israelis are foreign occupiers in this city.

 

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