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Sen. Cruz Admonishes UNESCO’s Vote to Expunge Jerusalem’s Jewish Identity

October 26, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement rebuking the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee’s vote to deny Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem and delegitimize Israel:                       

“Denying the Jewish identity of Jerusalem is as ridiculous as declaring the Alamo isn’t Texan. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee should be focused on its actual mission of protecting cultural treasures, not using them as pawns for a political agenda. It is highly unfortunate the United States was not able to play a more active role rallying the growing support for Israel in UNESCO to defeat this measure – we must not miss any such future opportunities.”  

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