The United Nations General Assembly passed six new Arab-sponsored resolutions condemning Israel on Thursday, including a resolution erasing all Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and another condemning Israel’s presence in the Golan Heights. By contrast, in this year’s session there will be a total of six condemnatory resolutions for the rest of the world combined — with one each on Syria, North Korea, Iran, Crimea, Myanmar, as well as one criticizing the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
The Jerusalem resolution, passed by a vote of 151 votes in favor to 6 against with 9 abstentions, “reiterated that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void.” The resolution referred to Jerusalem and its holy sites exclusively in Arabic, noting the Muslim significance. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) passed almost identical resolutions in 2015 and 2016. READ MORE