The Netherlands has decided to take a bold stand for Israel in the United Nations and to oppose all resolutions that do not use the Jewish name for the Temple Mount.
Israel and Israel supporters have long contended that using just the Arabic name for the site, Haram al-Sharif, amounts to a blatant denial of Judaism’s connection to its holiest site. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism.
The Dutch Senate passed the motion 50 to 25 earlier this month.
Sen. Peter Schalk of the Christian SGP party asked the government “to vote as much as possible against UN resolutions referring to the Temple Mount using only the Arabic name al-Haram al-Sharif and to encourage other European Union countries to do the same.”Continue Reading...