JERUSALEM, Israel – After years of denying the historic Jewish connection to Israel, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ statements confirming a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount are like a “breath of fresh air,” World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder said.
At a meeting in New York this week, Guterres repeated what he said in an interview with Israel Radio, the World Jewish Congress reported
(Western Wall, Courtesy GPO, Mark Neyman)
“It is completely clear the Temple that the Romans destroyed in Jerusalem was a Jewish temple,” Guterres said.
Lauder told Guterres he found it “obscene” that 20 out of 26 resolutions passed last year by the U.N. General Assembly were against Israel. Only three were against Syria, where more than a half million people have died, one each against Iran, North Korea and Crimea.
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