- Prime Minister
Netanyahu made the following statement at the beginning of the Bible study group
at Prime Minister's residence:
"The UNESCO theater of the absurd continues.
Today that organization adopted another delusional decision that
states that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount or the
Even if they do not read the Bible, I would suggest that UNESCO
members visit the Arch of Titus in Rome. The Arch shows what the Romans brought
back to Rome after they destroyed and looted the Second Temple on the Temple
Mount 2,000 years ago. There, engraved on the Arch of Titus, is the
seven-branched menorah that is the symbol of the Jewish People, and today is the
symbol of the State of Israel.
Soon, UNESCO will decide that Emperor Titus engaged in Zionist
To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount is like
saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has
no connection to the pyramids. With this absurd decision, UNESCO has lost the
modicum of legitimacy it had left.
But I believe that historical truth is stronger and that truth
will prevail. And today we are dealing with the truth."