Laurie Cardoza-Moore, a Christian representative to the UN, is calling for Christians to condemn the UNESCO resolution that declared the Temple Mount to be a Muslim holy site, saying the move was worse than Holocaust denial, threatening Jews and Christians alike.
Cardoza-Moore is the UN Special Envoy for the World Council of Independent Christian Churchs (WCICC) and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) which represent more than 40 million pro-Israel Evangelicals worldwide and more than 13,000 global PJTN Watchmen.
Cardoza –Moore took part in meetings at the UN on Thursday, Holocaust Remembrance day, which she noted as an auspicious time to decry the recent UN resolutions declaring the Temple Mount, Rachel’s Tomb, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, and even the Kotel (Western Wall) to be exclusively Muslim sites.
“This message is particularly important on Holocaust Remembrance Day, because we cannot afford to stand by as Jewish history is publicly denied by an organization of the United Nations,” said Cardoza-Moore.
“Denying the Jewish people’s connection to the Temple Mount is tantamount to denying the existence of the Jewish people and is therefore even more grave than Holocaust denial.”
She warned that moves that delegitimize Israel’s historic right to the land and its holy sites will perpetuate the violence centered around the Temple mount.
“By deliberately ignoring the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, UNESCO violates the human rights of Jews everywhere, as well as those of Christianity, whose beliefs and heritage include the spiritual and historical connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and all of Israel,” Cardoza –Moore said, adding, “UNESCO is also obligated to promote and educate about religious tolerance.”
“With its denial of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and its holy sites, UNESCO harms any prospect of peace and vicariously supports a radical ideology that denies the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and its holy sites.”
“Christians recognize the historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and all of the ancient biblical sites in Israel. Christians also recognize that if we do not defend Israel’s biblical and historic connection to the Land, Christians will ultimately lose their historic connection as well,” said Cardoza-Moore.
“We are calling on all Christians to contact UNESCO and condemn this attempt to re-write biblical history and replace it with political propaganda.”
She warned that “with the rise of global, genocidal anti-Semitism, as well as the global push to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, on this Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), as the world remembers one of the most horrific events in modern history, Christians, Jews and people of conscience must commit to make a stand and say never again.”
PJTN Watchmen are also calling on UNESCO to condemn the deliberate destruction of artifacts buried beneath the Temple Mount. This destruction has been carried out by the Waqf, the Islamic religious authority, for over a decade in an attempt to physically eradicate and deny a historically accurate narrative connecting Jews and Christian to the site.