Hotovely says UNESCO Western Wall bid will fail

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely denounces the Palestinian bid to have the Western Wall declared a Muslim holy site by UNESCO.

“This shameful and deceitful Palestinian attempt to rewrite history will fail the test of reality,” says Hotovely in a statement.

The Likud lawmaker, who serves as the de facto top diplomat since PM Netanyahu doubles as foreign minister, says her ministry is making every effort to see that the bid sinks when voted on by UNESCO on Tuesday, and to have it turned into a PR victory against the Palestinians.

The proposal is largely expected to pass, as most of UNESCO’s 58 members support the Palestinian cause

She also accuses Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of “continuing the heritage of lies started by [Yasser] Arafat.”

“The historical connection between the people of Israel to their land is stronger than any provocative Palestinian proposal, and we will continue to present the simple basic truth that we are the sovereign in our land against their lies.”

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