Jewish Leaders Disappointed by UN Jerusalem Resolution

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"We are deeply disturbed by the deliberate and offensive  omission of the 'Temple Mount' designation in the 'Jerusalem resolution,' passed by the United Nations General Assembly, which effectively denies both Jewish and Christian connection to one of the most sacred sites for all three faith communities.
 
It is an historical fact that the Temple Mount is the site of both the First and Second Temples and is the holiest place in Judaism. 
 
The vote sets a dangerous moral precedent that is both historically inaccurate and detracts from critical efforts to promote inclusivity and peace in the region. We welcome  the Biden Administration and the governments of Australia, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau for rejecting this shameful and false resolution, and call upon other nations to oppose resolutions that unfairly single out and condemn Israel while needlessly exacerbate political tensions."

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