From the Desk of Howard Tevlowitz

20 Oct

Note to the U.N.:
Don’t Tamper with the
Jewish People’s Holiest Site

western wall

Photo: via Google Images

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is asking you to take action now. The Palestinians, with key Arab support, are seeking to undermine the historic attachment of Israel and the Jewish people to Jerusalem.

A resolution at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would designate the Kotel (Western Wall), the only still-standing remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem, as solely and exclusively an “integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

This resolution is a malicious lie brought forth on behalf of the Palestinians by Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. If passed, it would be a systematic erasure and undisguised historical revision, robbing Jews of their history and identity.

The Palestinian draft also condemns Israel for the measures taken by the Israeli security forces in the wake of the recent escalation in Israel and the West Bank and accuses Israel of violating the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Israel strictly maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount, and has no intention of changing it, as Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeatedly affirmed. All the while, Palestinian leadership continues to propagate false allegations about violations of the status quo, fanning the flames of hatred, leading to acts of violence against innocent people.

This is an outrageous anti-Semitic resolution against Israel and the truth must not go unchallenged.

Please take action now and sign AJC’s petition to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

Our community cannot sit in silence as this key UN body denies our people’s connection to the Jewish people’s holiest site — and, in doing so, blatantly rewrites history, rejecting any notion of peace.

Thank you for your critical support,

howard tevlowitz1

Howard Tevlowitz
Executive Director


2 Responses to “From the Desk of Howard Tevlowitz”

  1. Barbara Kallman October 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Gut gesucht! I am very proud of Federation instant responses (from your desk) to these outlandish and clearly anti-Israel,anti-Semitic and downright anti-history.

  2. Masha Roth October 21, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    Powerful and truthful words! It would be great to have a away to reach a massive audience ! Not only between us….. Invite people from The media and have a Forum!
    Get a chance to explain our history ….. Educate and inform getting to people’s consciousness and hearts.

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