Tag Archive for Cave of Machpelah

US envoy tells UNESCO: the Palestinian Authority lies


In a letter sent to UNESCO Secretary General, US Ambassador to the UN warns against adoption of a mendacious PA request on the Cave of the Patriarchs, which was deceivingly designed to exclude a Judeo-Christian connection to the holy site.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The US is beginning to exercise its leverage to prevent the passage of a UNESCO resolution declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs an exclusively Muslim and ‘Palestinian’ heritage site.

Tomb of Isaac – Palestine Exploration Fund Magazine. Quarterly Statement July 1912. Pages 145-150. Cenotaphs of the Hebrew Patriarchs at the Cave of Machpelah. By the Rev A.B.

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UNESCO: Hebron Muslim history overly focused, at exclusion of Judeo-Christian heritage


This is the third time the International Council on Monuments and Sites has rejected Palestinian Authority’s proposal for a strictly Muslim inscription on a “World Heritage in Danger” list, based on the request’s  exclusion of any Judeo-Christian heritage.



UNESCO experts warned the Palestinian Authority that it has overly focused on Hebron’s Muslim history, at the exclusion of the Judeo-Christian heritage, in its request that the West Bank’s city’s “Old Town” be inscribed on the “World Heritage in Danger” list.

The failure to make a full case for inscription as a heritage site combined with Israel’s decision to ban experts from visiting the city make it difficult to conclude if an emergency situation exists, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) said in an 11-page report it submitted over the weekend. Continue Reading »

Israel Border Policewoman Prevents Stabbing – Apprehends Assailant

Having been arrested for attempted stabbing in the past, an Arab woman tried to enter the Cave of Machpela with 3 knives, intending once again to stab a policeman.

By Gil Ronen


A woman serving in the Border Police thwarted a planned stabbing attack by a female Arab terrorist in Hevron Monday morning.

Knives confiscated from woman – Photo courtesy Israel Police

The terrorist, who is a resident of Hevron and in her 20s, arrived at one of the entrances to the Cave of Machpela around 11:00 a.m.. She had come from the casbah area.

The woman aroused the suspicion of the Border Policewoman, who began carrying out a search, with security precautions. Continue Reading »