Arabs Enraged by UN Exhibit Showing Jewish Connection to Jerusalem
Incensed by the fact that Jerusalem is part of Israel, Arab and Islamic nations are insisting that the UN remove part of an Israeli exhibit that emphasizes the Jewish people’s connection to their historic capital.
Arab and Islamic nations are demanding that the United Nations (UN) remove a panel from an Israeli exhibition that calls Jerusalem “the spiritual and physical capital of the Jewish people.”
A letter from the Palestinian UN mission to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft circulated Thursday evening expressed “vehement rejection” at the description, echoing protests by Arab nations at the UN and the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.
The letter said any references “which purport to assert Israeli sovereignty on this land … are legally, politically and morally incorrect and unacceptable.”
Palestinian Charge d’Affaires Feda Abdelhady-Nasser said the “misleading and inappropriate depictions of Jerusalem … negate the Palestinian existence in the city as well as
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