Markell: UN has Jew-less plans for Jerusalem

Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Orthodox Jews Temple MountThe head of a messianic Jewish ministry says it's no surprise a United Nations agency revealed its extreme anti-Israel bias.  

On Tuesday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization approved a resolution called "Occupied Palestine," which the Israeli government called more evidence of an ingrained anti-Israel bias within the UN (see earlier story).

UNESCO has declared that Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, should be referred to by its Arabic name.

Muslims claim the Temple Mount is the third most holy site in Islam behind Mecca and Medina.

The Los Angeles Times explained that the declaration "refers to the Old City’s contested holy esplanade by naming the Muslim holy sites while ignoring mention of the ancient Jewish temple that once stood there."

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)The famous Western Wall, all that remains from Rome's rampage in 70 A.D., is mentioned in the declaration "but with quotation marks around the text," the newspaper also explained.

Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries says such a pronouncement reminds her of the Book of Zachariah that states nations will abandon Israel.

"Well, what is more representative of all nations than the United Nations," she observes, adding that the UN seems to be fulfilling that prophecy.

Markell says the Muslims don't have a legitimate connection to Jerusalem but she suspects the UN would like to see it named the capital of a Palestinian state.

"It really isn't that much of a holy city to them," she says. "They have their other holy cities from Saudi Arabia."

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