On Tuesday, the 21 members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee tabled a Jordanian-Palestinian draft resolution, which repeatedly states that Islam has the only claim to the Temple Mount. The resolution completely ignores the Mount’s Jewish history, identity, and Biblical destiny.
On Friday, the Middle East Quartet released its report on the threats to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In terms of those threats, the report equated Palestinian terrorism with the establishment of Jewish settlements in Israel's ancient heartland. It also urged the establishment of a Palestinian state through negotiations.
Just days after Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ aide, Sultan Abu al-Einein, a Fatah Central Committee official, called for gruesome violence against Jewish Israelis, murders and attempted murders have rocked the nation. On Thursday morning, the grisly murder of a 13-year-old girl as she slept in her bed grieved and saddened all of Israel. Hallel Yaffa Ariel of Kiryat Arba was murdered by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, Muhammad Tarayrah, who was from the nearby village Bani Naim.
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