The female Palestinian terrorist was shot while approaching Israel Border Police officers with her knife drawn, attempting to stab a police officer as they were securing Judaism’s oldest holy site; the terrorist’s condition is described as critical. – Their quick response prevented injuries among the Police officers.
Israeli security thwarted a suspected terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday when a Palestinian woman attempted to stab Border Policemen stationed in the area.
The female suspect, believed to be in her 30s, has been “neutralized,” according to the police, and her condition is described as critical. Continue Reading »
Israel’s President, gov’t ministers, and local authorities sound off on UNESCO shameful, anti-Semitic decision of overtly ‘promoting fake history’ against the Jews, while covertly ignoring wanton destruction of non-Islamic mid-East historical sites. – “The Cave of the Patriarchs is the foundation of Jewish history, where the first ‘Israel’ in the world is buried, and the magnificent structure over it was built by Jews 2,000 years ago, hundreds of years before the appearance of Islam.”
By Itamar Eichner, Elisha Ben-Kimon
Israel slammed a UNESCO resolution passed on Friday declaring Hebron’s Old City—and with it the Cave of the Patriarchs—as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. Continue Reading »
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.
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 »
Cave of the Patriarchs, the sacred burial tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca & Jacob & Leah, Rabbi Hai Gaon and Eve, the first woman is being hijacked at UNESCO by the PA as a Palestinian Heritage Site to sever all Jewish connections to Hevron.
By Mordechai Sones
The Palestinian Authority is asking the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO to meet in two weeks to recognize the Old City of Hevron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian Heritage Sites.
There are currently 1,052 World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, of which 9 are Israeli and 2 are in areas currently administered by the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
Despite succsessfully removing sensitive Jewish-related holy sites in Jerusalem from an upcoming UNESCO meeting, Arab states are claiming other historicly Jewish sites, including the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel, as Palestinian sites.
By Itamar Eichner
In a diplomatic win for Israel, the Temple Mount and Western Wall will not be mentioned nor included in any vote or measure during a meeting of the UNESCO Executive Board on Jerusalem and the territories May 1st.
Jewish Worshiper at the Kotel (Western Wall) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
A draft of the decision, which Ynet obtained, represents a significant achievement for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israeli diplomacy at UNESCO, which is considered one of the most hostile arenas for Israel at the UN.
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