Fraught with “deniers” of every stripe, the latest and most egregious is UNre-E-unSCO (as in re-education, unscientific), whose UN resolution wipes away the focal point of ancient Jewish worship, the Temple of God, that graced Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem for 1000 years. Ludicrous as it seems, a body of 58 board members, evidently unschooled in ancient history, decided to clean the slate of time by rejecting the existence of a building proclaimed a wonder of the ancient world because of its extraordinary opulence.
Has UNESCO consulted the Encyclopedia Britannica about removing references to the Temple of Jerusalem? Doubtful. It will take more than a gang of international political hacks simply renaming the Temple Mount with latecomer muslim nomenclature to rewrite history. They seem to have set aside recorded accounts of Seleucid emperor Antiochus Epiphanes desecrating the Temple which led to the Maccabean uprising. Or the accounts of Titus destroying the Herodian Temple in 70 A.D. documented by Roman historians Suetonius and Tacitus, and witness to the siege, Flavius Josephus.1
This is not the first time anti-Semitic forces have tried to submerge chronicled history in an attempt to wipe-out the influence of Judaic tradition that introduced monotheism and authored the world’s most significant book and historical annals—the Bible.
Even the last century’s atrocities of the Holocaust have come under fire by Iran, Islamic terror groups and other anti-Israel factions. As more of the generation passes away that liberated captives (not all were Jews) from the Nazi death camps, deniers continue to crop up despite the vast amount of physical evidence, such as the infamous Auschwitz, which site of human extermination is now a museum.
The ploy has been used by usurpers for time immemorial, from the well-named ‘dark ages’ when the nobles and clergy held sway by keeping the masses illiterate to communist regimes where language was redesigned by the Bolsheviks and Mao’s Cultural Revolution obliterated the educated class. The difference between then and now is the omnipresent internet where history cannot be easily scrubbed clean, though many have tried.
This UNESCO gambit seems to be laying groundwork for the continued efforts to pressure Israel to release its age-old claim on the Holy Land, which was, ironically, named such because of the ancient Israelites establishing the very Temple UNESCO now denies existed. It’s the set-up for the United Nations vote to force Israel into one-sided negotiations with the Palestinian Authority under untenable circumstances.
The real problem, of course, is not how to get Israel to parley, but how to entice the obstinate Hamas-backed PA to attend. Further, the United States House of Representatives came together in a rare moment of harmony, 394 members signing a letter to President Obama insisting he resist UN attempts to strong-arm Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement regarding UNESCO’s resolution, “UNESCO ignores the unique Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, the site of two temples for 1,000 years, and the place to which Jews prayed for thousands of years… The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and proving that there is no low to which it will not reach.”
Pro-muslim globalists (as much as the one cancels out the other) bent on eliminating the far-reaching stamp of Judaism on history are swimming upstream. In the same way that ISIS believes that demolishing Christian artifacts eradicates the faith, this move by UNESCO will be just as ineffective. Heritage doesn’t disappear because someone denies its existence or destroys commemorative statues and buildings. A nation and its deep memory won’t be erased by changing a few names.
1. A. Dru Kristenev, 2012. “OWS—The Fall of Jerusalem All Over Again,” Pg. 80. Scripture Led Politics… Mutual Exclusivity Be Damned. ChangingWind.
Former newspaper publisher, A. Dru Kristenev, grew up in the publishing industry working every angle of a paper, from ad composition and sales, to personnel management, copy writing, and overseeing all editorial content. During her tenure as a news professional, Kristenev traveled internationally as both a representative of the paper and non-profit organizations.
Since 2007, Kristenev has authored four fact-filled political suspense novels, the Baron Series, and two non-fiction books, all available on Amazon.
ChangingWind (changingwind.org) is a solutions-centered Christian ministry.
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