Temple Mount

UN Resolution 2334 made Jerusalem the target of a Palestinian terror attack

The latest terror attack target in Jerusalem was determined by Murray McCully, John Kerry and Barack Obama’s disgusting anti-Israel resolution. The resolution declared?Judaism’s holiest site, The Temple Mount and the Western Wall an exclusively?Muslim Shrine. It ignored history and the fact that the Muslim Mosque is built on top of the ruins of previous Jewish temples. The resolution painted a huge bullseye on Jerusalem and is likely the justification for the latest Palestinian terrorist truck attack.


McCully, Kerry and Obama have blood on their hands. Far from promoting peace and a two-state solution the UN resolution that they drafted has been taken as a declaration of war on The Jewish people in Jerusalem by the emboldened Palestinian?Muslim?terrorists. In their minds, they have the approval of the United Nations for their actions because in their minds Jerusalem is now Palestinian territory.

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The moral cowardice of John Key and Murray McCully

Shalom.Kiwi reports:

Following the passing of resolutions in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that deny Jewish and Christian connections to the Temple Mount, many world leaders spoke out. New Zealand politicians did not.

In a rare move, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, distanced himself from the resolution, saying

any perceived undertaking to repudiate the undeniable common reverence for these sites does not serve the interests of peace and will only feed violence and radicalism.?Ban Ki-moon

Shalom.Kiwi also reported statements of outrage from the UNESCO Director General and other world leaders, including apologies from the Italian Prime Minster and a formal change of vote from Mexico.

Only a relatively small number of countries were eligible to vote for the resolutions, which were passed by the 58 members of the Executive Board and the 20 members that comprise the World Heritage Committee, many of which overlap.

So objectionable were the resolutions, passed by a handful of countries, that one expert has said ?those serious and responsible states ? should disassociate from and leave UNESCO and withhold all membership dues?.

Further, some leaders of countries that were not part of the voting have spoken out. Notably, Australia?s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, condemned the resolutions as ?Highly politicised, unbalanced and provocative?.

These condemnations are important because, as a Boston Globe editorial states:

UNESCO?s tendentious semantics play into an ongoing propaganda campaign by the Palestinian Authority to ?de-Judaize? the identity of Jerusalem, the foremost Jewish city on earth? Malicious distortions of history are not trivial. In the Middle East as elsewhere, such falsifications have triggered wars and incited bloodshed. So it is reassuring that the UNESCO resolution has been vigorously denounced, and not only by Israel.?Boston Globe

Shalom.Kiwi contacted New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, for comment. McCully has been outspoken about the lack of leadership in the UN ? specifically impotence with regard to Syriaand perceived misuse of veto powers.

However, when it comes to showing his own leadership, McCully found himself unwilling to take a strong position, saying only that both sides need to preserve ?each other?s legitimate historical and religious connections to the land? ? as if the UNESCO resolutions were unfair to both the Palestinians, who drafted them, and to Israel.

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According to UNESCO Jews Have No Connection to Temple Mount

Truth Revolt reports:

The UN passed a resolution Thursday denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and reclassifying them as an exclusively Muslim shrine, according to the International Business Times.

Supported by 24 states, including Russia and China (with 6 countries opposed and 26 abstaining), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution condemns Israel for its activities in Jerusalem and the West Bank and declares that the Western Wall and Temple Mount henceforth will be referred to by their Arabic names. The UN will reference the Hebrew terms for the sites only in quotation marks.

As the location of the first and second temples, the Temple Mount is Judaism?s holiest site. It is the third holiest site in Islam as?the place where Muslims claim that their prophet Mohammed made a miraculous journey to and from Mecca in order to ascend up to heaven. Yet the resolution includes a special section which says the Mount is sacred only to Muslims and fails to mention it as sacred to Jews.

?If the Jews have no definite connection to the holy sites, UNESCO and the United Nations has no connection to history and reality,? said Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Israel’s parliament speaker, after the Thursday resolution.

“What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the connection between peanut butter and jelly? Batman and Robin? Rock and roll?”?Prime Minister Benjamin?Netanyahu tweeted after the decision. ? Read more »


McCully called out over disconnect in his ‘peace’ proposals


Sheree Trotter is a Kiwi and she has had an opinion piece published in the Times of Israel (and on Middle East Voices).

In her piece she points out the flaws with McCully’s ‘peace in our time’ approach to Israel and Palestine.

New Zealand?s Foreign Minister McCully is currently circulating a draft United Nations Security Council resolution, purportedly seeking to bring Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. His reference to ?New Zealand?s character of having a reputation for even-handedness and fair-mindedness???reminds one of the involvement of another NZ politician in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Former NZ Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Q.C. was invited to chair the UNSC investigation into the 2010 Gaza Flotilla incident. Palmer?s approach to this highly contentious issue was ?to call it as the evidence in front of us suggested and to ignore the political considerations, in order to produce a straight-up-and-down report with no bias to either side?. With a combination of ?legal reasoning, international law and diplomacy?, the Palmer-led panel came to conclusions notable for their incongruence with the popular narrative of the conflict.?The Palmer report?found that the thousands of rockets launched by militant groups from Gaza were indeed a real threat to Israel?s security. Stopping these violent acts was seen as an ?obvious? and ?a necessary step? for Israel to take to protect her citizens.

In contrast, McCully is circulating a draft resolution that refuses ?to call it as the evidence suggests?. While McCully is supposedly looking to support action that would stop the ?downwards spiral in recent months?, he has shown a decided unwillingness to directly confront the source of that violence. He has obfuscated the issue by implying an equivalence between murderous attacks on innocent civilians and Israel?s efforts to protect her citizens. ?? Read more »

Why is the Media party ignoring the wave of terrorists attacks in Israel?

Israel is under increased terror attacks and it is pretty much being ignored by the world and especially the Media Party:

In the last week, my country, Israel, including our capital, the Holy City of Jerusalem, have come under an unprecedented wave of Palestinian terror.

A week ago, Eitam and Na?ama Henkin were brutally executed by Palestinian terrorists point-blank in their car. Their four children, Matan, 9, Nitzan, 7, Neta, 4, and Itamar, 9 months old, who are now orphaned, were still in the back seat and miraculously unharmed. Their lives are now irreparably altered.

Days later, two more Israelis were stabbed to death in Jerusalem. One of the men killed was holding his two year old child at the time. More lives and families torn apart.

Two weeks ago, Alexander Levlovitz, who was on his way home after Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) dinner, was murdered when Palestinian youths threw rocks at his car and he lost control.

Over the past 48 hours in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and virtually all parts of Israel, we have had over 150 terror attacks, including stabbings, shootings, stones thrown and vehicular rammings.

Yet somehow the international community is silent in the face of this terror onslaught against my people. Is our blood cheaper? Do Jewish lives not matter?

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