Czech Republic Knows History Unlike UNESCO
The resolution, titled “Occupied Palestine,” lays out rules about the preservation of holy sites in Jerusalem, and uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims. The site includes the Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical temple and the holiest site where Jews can pray.
In a Wednesday vote, 119 of the 149 lawmakers present approved a strongly worded protest against the step, saying the resolution denies historic links between the Jews and their holy sites, discredits UNESCO and fuels anti-Semitism.
The Czech Republic is one of Israel’s closest allies in the European Union.
Here is their full resolution (translated by Google):
The Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution to UNESCO Resolution gazing law of the State of Israel to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem
Opinion of the Chamber of Deputies to UNESCO Resolution gazing law of the State of Israel to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem
“Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
1. Expresses its firm opposition to a resolution approved by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO 2000EX / PX / DR.25.2REV that denies the historical link between the Jewish people and the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
2nd Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic rejects this resolution, which carries the spirit of hateful anti-Israel, while also ignores not only Jewish but also Christian ties to the holy sites in Jerusalem. The formulations are inconsistent and mírotvornému neutral character of the United Nations, UNESCO, discredit and ultimately strengthen the international anti-Semitic tendencies.
3rd Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic calls upon the Government of the Czech Republic, on the basis of long-term friendly relations between the Czech Republic and Israel has used all the means and opportunity to express a negative opinion of the Czech Republic to this Resolution.
4th Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic requests the Government of the Czech Republic, through the permanent delegation of the Czech Republic to UNESCO and through a representative of the Czech Republic in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations did not vote for the subject resolution and protested against the politicization of UNESCO. ”
h/t and thank you Tomas Kubin who says this was pushed along by Czech Israel supporters on Facebook.