On October 12, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution in the House that affirmed the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem. The resolution also condemned efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism's millennia-old historical, religious, and cultural ties to Jerusalem.
Four days later, on October 16, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution with the exact same wording.
Those resolutions were buttressed by recent discoveries by the ongoing archaeological discoveries from the City of David. Those have included dozen of seals and seal impressions from the First Temple period, many with biblical-type names in ancient Hebrew text, that have been found in 2017.
In May 2017, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Nature and Parks Authority announced that they had discovered arrowheads and stone ballista telling the story of the last battle between Roman forces and the Jews fighting against them in the last fight before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.
In addition, in October 2016, the very same day that UNESCO ratified a resolution that ignored Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount, an announcement was made that a papyrus was found that dates back to the First Temple period, when the temple was build by King Solomon. The papyrus predates the famous Dead Sea Scrolls by centuries.
UNESCO’s nefarious campaign to separate Jews and Christians’ historical connection to Jerusalem is foundering on the shoals of the facts.