PLO official: UN Sec-Gen’s statement on Jewish Temple in Jerusalem contradicts “the historical facts”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 31, 2017

 
      "PLO Central Committee member [and Secretary-General of the terror organization Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Dr. Ahmed Majdalani… said yesterday, Monday [Jan. 30, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini… that UN Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres’] statements regarding the connection between the Jews and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., he made statements about the clear Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, see below –Ed.) are a crude political bias in favor of the Israeli occupation and [contradict] the historical facts."
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On Jan. 29, 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was interviewed by Benny Avni of the Voice of Israel radio station. In the interview Guterres discussed the rise in Antisemitism in both Europe and the US, saying that it is a "dangerous trend" and that what particularly worries him about it is that it is "directly impacting Jewish communities," and that "people are attacked," He also noted that the Antisemitism against Jewish communities doesn’t seem to be related to the State of Israel.
Regarding the discrimination against Israel in the UN, Guterres said: "Israel needs to be considered as a state as the same as all the others with exactly the same rights and obligations and without any form of discrimination."
Addressing the issue of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple that stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Guterres stated that: "It is clear to me that the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, was a Jewish temple. As it is clear for me today that Jerusalem is today a holy city for three religions. These are the facts that nobody can deny."