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Rivlin: Deniers of Jewish connection to Jerusalem are embarrassing themselves
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Rivlin: Deniers of Jewish connection to Jerusalem are embarrassing themselves

Those who deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are simply embarrassing themselves President Reuven Rivlin, a seventh generation Jerusalemite, said on Thursday. 

Rivlin was speaking to children decorating the sukkah at his official residence, in advance of the projected UNESCO vote on a Palestinian resolution to rewrite history and ignore the fact that Jews made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem long before the advent of Islam. 

Rivlin recalled that when he was a boy prior to the establishment of the state, he used to accompany his father to the Western Wall before the recitation of the final Yom Kippur prayers, so that they could hear the shofar at the conclusion of the service. 

Today, he said, there is an attempt to silence the shofar. “It’s not that they don’t want to hear it. They just don’t want us there,” he said of Wakf and UNESCO attempts to remove the Jewish presence from Jerusalem.

European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor slammed the resolution, saying: “Unfortunately, truth and history have become the latest victims in the UN’s hostilities towards Israel and the Jewish People. This vote is purely an attempt to eradicate the Jewish People from the pages of history.”

“If there is no Jewish connection to Jerusalem then there is obviously no Jewish People or history. All nations which didn’t vote against this unprecedentedly absurd and dishonest resolution will now wear the ‘mark of Cain’ as a result.”

Kantor said the resolution, which refers to holy sites in Jerusalem only by their Muslim names, is also an affront to Christians worldwide, and called it “cultural terrorism.”

Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post

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