by StuartMarch 18th, 2011 2 Comments
The following is somewhat hypocritical given the recent abuses at the Temple Mount by the Muslim religious authorities.
Not to mention the ancient tombs of the Jewish Patriarchs.
On Wednesday a committee of experts from several Arab countries met in Amman, Jordan, to gather documents that will be brought before the International Court of Justice in an attempt to start legal actions against Israel’s archaeological excavations in Jerusalem. According to the Jordanian representative to UNESCO, Moawiyah Ibrahim, Israeli authorities are using archaeological findings for political gains. “Israel has used Biblical texts to support their national narrative and have disregarded Arab-Islamic heritage,” he said. The committee will also suggest that UNESCO gets an increased role in the old city of Jerusalem which is listed on the organizations endangered heritage sites list.
Hat-tip: Fr. StephenPosted by Stuart James