It seems bizaare that the very facts of history should need international recognition. Why is there even a debate? However, as we have come to find out over the past number of years, the Muslim world and their sympathizers have attempted to rewrite history. What does this statement from the French PM really mean in light of France’s support of UNESCO’s recent stance on Jewish history in Jerusalem? Time will tell but here’s the recent article…
French PM: France will never deny Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem
Manuel Valls made the statement in a letter penned to Shmuel Rabinovitch, the Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel.
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France will never deny the “true, existing right” of Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a letter to Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
It was penned in response to an invitation by Rabinowitz for Valls to visit the Western Wall so that he could better understand its significance to the Jewish people and the freedom of worship that is allowed to Muslims and Christians in the Old City.
“If peace in the Holy Land is dear to your heart, then I am calling on you to stand by your word and to visit the Western Wall, which is at the foot of the Temple Mount,” Rabinowitz wrote to Valls. His office could not say whether Valls accepted the invitation.
The French prime minister last visited Israel in May, in advance of a ministerial meeting in Paris on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, frozen since April 2014.
Rabinowitz turned to Valls on the issue of Jerusalem, as Israel is in the midst of a diplomatic battle to stop the Untied Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s member states from erasing Jewish religious and historical ties to the Temple Mount.
UNESCO’s executive board voted, with France’s support, on a resolution in April which ignored Jewish ties to Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.
Instead the resolution’s text referred to the Temple Mount and its retaining Western Wall almost solely by its Muslim names.
Valls apologized for the vote after it happened and he reiterated those words in his letter to Rabinowitz, who released some quotes in Hebrew from the document to the media.
“The language of UNESCO’s decision was unfortunate and clumsy to the point of insult.
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