Statement on UNESCO vote

In response to the UNESCO vote on the Jewish historical connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said:

“UNESCO's decision makes a mockery of the institution. It is comparable to removing the association of Bethlehem from Christianity or pretending that the Old Testament never existed. It ignores years of history and archaeological proof of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Whilst we would like to thank the UK Government representative for voting against the motion, UNESCO has proved itself spineless, biased and politically motivated”