Indian and Nigerian governments which had established a policy of abstaining from any resolution critical of Israel at the United Nations – offended the Zionist regime by voting in favor of UNESCO draft resolution which declared the Jewish Holy Wailing Wall aka the Western Wall including the Buraq Plaza in front of it, being part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
India and Nigeria were two of the 26 countries on UNESCO’s 58-member executive board including China, Russia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico that voted for the motion that also condemned the Zionist entity for aggression on Islam’s third most sacred Al-Aqsa compound which contains Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of Rock and Umer Mosque.
Six countries; the US, Germany, Britain, Czech, Estonia, and Netherlands voted against the resolution while 25 other countries including France, Austria, Italy and Spain abstained.
The six-page final draft resolution, however, dropped the clause calling for the recognition of the Wailing Wall as an Islamic site.
India’s move has really irked the Zionist regime coming at the heel of Indian president Pranab Kumar Mukherjee’s recent visit to India during which he did not condemn Israeli atrocities at the Al-Aqsa site.
Mukherjee, 2012 appointee of former Congress party, before entering Israel from Jordan, did question the very existence of Israel by quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s famous statement: “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.”
Nigeria, a staunch African ally in the past, has been balancing its foreign policy under the newly elected government of president Mahammadu Buhari, who is called the Shari’ah General by the Israeli propagandists.
The US Congress in a resolution condemned UNESCO for its anti-Jew draft. All 19 Jewish lawmakers blamed Palestinians for the bloody clashes in the occupied East Jerusalem. The Jewish soldiers have killed 54 Palestinian protesters since beginning of October.
Israel’s pro-Netanyahu’s Likud linked newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, in an editorial on October 24, lamented that all seven south American UNESCO members dumped Israel by voting in favor of the resolution.
“The vote may also give an indication of what to expect next year at the UN Security Council, where ten members of UNESCO’s executive board will be on the UNSC as January 1, 2016. Of those countries, China, Russia and Egypt voted against Israel; the US, Britain supported Israel; and another five – Angola, Spain, France, Japan and Ukraine – abstained,” said the editorial.