Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has slammed the United Nations and UNESCO for passing a resolution last week that denies the Christian and Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem.
"Jews and Christians around the world should be morally outraged by UNESCO's theft, robbing them of their history and denying their connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall," Carson wrote in an op-ed published by the Independent Journal Review on Monday.
"UNESCO's adaptation of this virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Israel resolution is an outright abomination," he added.
Carson explained that "anti-Israel" bias at the U.N. led the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to pass a resolution denying Judeo-Christian connections to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.
The controversy arose last week when UNESCO members voted to approve a resolution that referred to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, the sites of millennia-old Jewish and Christian history, solely by their Muslim names.