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-UN Votes to Make Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs ‘Islamic’ Holy Sites

by Dr. D ~ October 22nd, 2015

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            (Rachel’s Tomb via Wikipedia)                                     (Cave of the Patriarchs via Wikipedia)

UNESCO voted on Wednesday to make two traditional Jewish sites as international ‘Islamic’ holy sites instead. The Jewish ‘Western Wall’ was originally also under consideration for this vote. Here’s the story from Charisma News:

UNESCO passed a resolution Wednesday declaring two biblical Jewish sites, Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Islamic holy sites.

An earlier draft of the resolution, sponsored by six member nations of UNESCO’s executive board—Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates—included the Western Wall, known in Hebrew as the Kotel, calling it an extension of the al-Aksa Mosque and therefore a Muslim holy site as well. The revised version dropped that claim.

The resolution also accused Israel of "aggression and illegal measures" on the Temple Mount that affect Muslim’s freedom of worship and access to the al-Aksa Mosque. It further accused Israel of attempting to change the status quo since 1967, literally the opposite of what Israel is trying to do.

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Response: This action is so outrageous and ridiculous at the same time it is hard to take it serious. The only Islamic claim to these sites is that they have built mosques over the top of them. In reality the sites are the favorites of Christian visitors and will remain as traditional holy sites of Judaism regardless of this vote. In fact the favorite Palestinian rewrite of history is the claim that the Jews were never even in this land before modern times.

The Islamic claim  falls in line with the traditional historical actions of Islamic leaders to replace, supersede, dominate, claim, or destroy the important religious sites of other religions in lands that they rule or conquer. Muslims usually build mosques over such sites which they have done at both Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs. The Palestinian authority is taking this action to assert their authority over all the land and to deny any right for a Jewish presence of any kind.

It also gives us a taste of what might happen if an international body like the UN actually ruled over the world.  Religious freedom might be voted away in order to recognize one official world religion or one favorite religion over another. In this case the UN voted to recognize and legalize Islam’s act of dominance over Judaism at these sites. Shades of the Book of Revelation?          *Top

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2 Responses to -UN Votes to Make Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs ‘Islamic’ Holy Sites

  1. Brian

    Within 5 years, there will be a motion before the UN to declare the Church of the Nativity to be an Islamic holy site (and, possibly, even the Church of the Holy Sepulchre). The chattering class who represents the western world in the UN will neither care (nor have the moral fiber) to oppose such a declaration.

    Brian

  2. Dr. D

    Brian, What I do expect is for ISIS connected terrorists to try and blow up and destroy these sites in the near future.

    Fortunately to date, Muslims have not put mosques on these sites and claimed them. Historically they have been a part of numerous treaties between the Christian nations in Europe and Muslim leaders over Jerusalem in order to allow for peaceful Christian pilgrimage to the holy land including these sites.

    Unfortunately, Christian groups have battled among themselves over these properties and have caused considerable damage in the past.
    Then there was the Militant takeover of the Church of the nativity in 2002 which fortunately ended with only a little damage being done to the church:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_the_Church_of_the_Nativity_in_Bethlehem

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