The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will vote Wednesday on a resolution similar to the resolution ratified last week that denies Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Committee is set to vote on the resolution “Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls”, which was drafted by Arab member states as with the UNESCO resolution which claims the Temple Mount is only holy to the Muslim faith. The resolution was sponsored by Kuwait, Lebanon and Tunisia.
The World Heritage Committee resolution reportedly refers to the Temple Mount as a place of worship only to Muslims, and refers to the Temple Mount by its Islamic name, Haram al-Sharif. Following the ratification of UNESCO’s resolution, several states have committed to blocking such resolutions in the future, including Brazil, Mexico, which voted in favor of the resolution, and Italy. READ MORE