In response to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) pending vote to deny any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, the Nascent Sanhedrin issued a declaration this week denouncing the international body’s plans, and strongly emphasized that the current wave of global terror is a direct result of UNESCO’s very unholy actions.
“The Jewish right to the Temple Mount was established in the Bible, and should therefore be recognized by Christianity and Islam,” wrote the Sanhedrin. “In fact, the Jewish claim to Jerusalem is as essential to those religions as it is to Judaism. This Biblical connection between the Jews and Jerusalem led to the building of the First Temple by King Solomon, which strengthened our claim to Jerusalem even more.”
“A plethora of archaeological evidence in and around Jerusalem is undeniable proof of Jewish settlement in Biblical times. Islam did not exist, in Israel or anywhere else, until the year 636 CE, more than 500 years after the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple,” reasoned the Sanhedrin’s statement.
“If there are any doubts or counter-claims, the Sanhedrin challenges them to establish an objective committee of archaeologists to check these facts,” the rabbis asserted. “On this matter, the Sanhedrin decries the Palestinians’ efforts to destroy archaeological evidence on the Temple Mount,” they said referring to ongoing construction by the Islamic Waqf on the holy site. In order to develop on the Temple Mount, an area rich with archaeological relics, the Waqf has employed the use of heavy equipment and machinery which has irreversibly destroyed irreplaceable artifacts.
“These acts, destroying the sites and artifacts of other religions…are intended to create belief in the false historical narrative the Palestinians are trying to spread among the non-Jews, and even among the Jews” that the Jews have no historical connection to the Temple Mount, the Sanhedrin declaration warned.
The Sanhedrin then turned to denounce the pending UNESCO decision, saying it paves “the way for terror attacks and other tragedies to come into the world.”
Just as the Palestinians are doing anything in their power to spread this false narrative, so too “UNESCO is promoting a false belief about Jerusalem and Israel, and these actions will lead to even more suffering,” the Sanhedrin stated emphatically.
“Support by the European Union and UNESCO for militant Islam is an act of suicide,” the document concluded.
“We, the Nascent Sanhedrin, call for everyone, Jews and non-Jews alike, to oppose the UNESCO statement,” the Sanhedrin requested from the public, “regardless of the consequences or the fear of inciting violent people to even more violence.”
Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Nascent Sanhedrin, explained to Breaking Israel News that every aspect of the Temple is connected to the concept of peace.
“The Temple Mount is the center of peace for the world, and any damage done to the place, or even lies told about it, only serve to damage world peace. This is simply a case of cause and effect,” the Sanhedrin explained.
Rabbi Weiss affirmed their statement saying, “The Temple was intended to be the place where all the nations came together to serve God, in peace. By enabling the Muslims to turn the Temple Mount into the antithesis of this idea, UNESCO is doing the opposite of their stated mission of uniting the nations.”
“The Muslims have turned the Temple Mount into a place of violence and lies, a battleground where Islam establishes exclusive domain, claiming supremacy over the other nations, where their violent ways have usurped the domain of peace,” said Rabbi Weiss.
“By allowing the Muslims exclusive access to prayer on the Temple Mount, the world has chosen ‘priests’ of war and terror. The world must allow the Jews, the real lovers of peace, to be the priests representing all the nations on the Temple Mount,” he concluded.
The forthcoming UNESCO vote that would establish the Temple Mount as a site sacred only to Muslims was recently postponed due to the terror attack in Nice, France on Thursday that killed 84, as well as the failed coup attempt in Turkey over the weekend that left hundreds dead.
A similar UNESCO resolution in June identified the entirety of the Temple Mount compound as Al-Aqsa, adopting the Palestinian narrative which now uses the name of the silver domed mosque for the entire mount.