Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) adoption of a resolution regarding the Temple Mount.
“The resolution as originally proposed before the UNESCO Executive Board was a dangerous attempt to undermine the arrangement governing the Temple Mount, and would have incited even more violence at a time when so many have been killed and wounded. Any discussion of the status of Jerusalem must happen in the context of negotiations with Israel – not through irresponsible and unilateral efforts at the United Nations. I’m once again frustrated by the United Nations’s one-sided treatment of Israel, which is counterproductive to achieving the safety and security of the region.”