In a new ruling, the UN spurned Israel and declared a site owned by Israel is a holy land for Muslims. Renaming the Temple Mount, a temple first built by Israelites in ancient times, Haram-Al-Sharif, which translates to “The Noble Sanctuary” in Arabic.
After Muslims pillaged their way through Israel, they built a mosque on Israel’s Temple Mount site to create a “holy site” for Islam. The area of the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem, had since changed hands between Muslims and Jewish people multiple times until Israel won it back in the Six Days War.
The resolution spurns Israel’s traditional and legal claim to the land by not only calling it by the name of the people who own it, but also saying it is a holy site for Islam. Their choice to recognize it as a Muslim holy land instead of a Jewish one insults the current Israeli leadership and also the Jewish ancestors of the Temple Mount.
The Area of the Temple Mount itself is where Abraham took his son Isaac to sacrifice him before God brought an animal for the burnt offering instead. Since God promised Israel to Abraham’s descendants, this means the land belongs to the Jews. The Jewish people had also built two temples there dating hundreds of years before Muslims had even stepped foot on the Temple Mount.
However, Israel is also currently the country that controls the Temple Mount. This means the land belongs to them legally and territorially. The UN resolution, however, ignores that important fact. Instead, they effectively demand Israel stop enforcing the law there and give up control of the Temple Mount.
The resolution states “any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever, and calls upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.”
Israel won the Temple Mount back from Muslim forces during the Six Days War, where multiple Muslim countries collectively fought against Israel. The territory has been in Israel’s possession ever since. For the U.N. To demand Israel not enforce its laws there is to question Israel’s sovereignty over a territory they own.