Mess with Western Wall, mess with Israel

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli Air Force fighter jetThe head of a messianic Jewish ministry warns that a United Nations agency is meddling with a sacred site in Israel that Israelis will fight and die for.

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, is set to vote today on a resolution that declares the so-called Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, belongs to Muslims.

"None of it belongs to the Muslims," declares Jan Markell, who heads Olive Tree Ministries.

The Western Wall, located in Jerusalem, is all that remains of the Second Temple that's located on the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount, along with the Western Wall, are the holiest sites in Judaism.

The UNESCO resolution, The New York Times reports, was submitted by Arab countries and claims the Western Wall is a Muslim holy site.

The Jerusalem Post reports the draft was submitted by Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

The chairman of UNESCO has denounced the resolution, the Times reported.

The ongoing violence in Israel was sparked by riots around the Temple Mount, and Markell says the UN resolution could "spark a war" if the Arab countries try to push for control over the Western Wall. 

"I guarantee you the Israelis will not take this sitting down or lying down," she tells OneNewsNow.

She notes that the Western Wall is important to Christians, too, who often visit the site when they visit Jerusalem. 

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