More than 20 members of parliament from across the globe recently signed on to a strong policy-based resolution reaffirming the modern Jewish State’s legal rights and biblical promises to the Land of Israel and Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital.
Karonga South legislator, Rev Malani Mtonga, was one of parliamentarians who signed the resolution which rejects a recent declaration by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which they say misinterprets the biblical boundaries and status of the Jewish state and its impact to livelihoods in the Arab region.
A resolution passed weeks ago by Unesco denied the importance of the holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
Israeli authorities have been angered because Unesco has chosen to recognize the site only by only its muslim name the al-Aqsa mosque.
Rev Mtonga said in an interview that his stand in favour of the State of Israel is the only sensible thing one has to do in seeking a peaceful and tolerant world.
“We all know how the Jewish state has come under heavy aggression for thousands of years. To have them as a nation state since 1948 has proved to us that lasting world peace is possible only if all stakeholders such as Palestinians and other aggressive Arab nations understand and respect ancient borders and cultures,” he said.
The Israel-Palestine statehood has been a contentious global issue since 1948 when the state of Israel was reestablished after thousands of years in diaspora.
The creation of the state of Israel was under the full blessing of the United Nations and all major world powers in a bid of a better and safer world in the aftermath of the World War II.
The parliamentarians were participants in the Israel Allies Foundation’s annual Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference, an event that is also sponsored by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ).
Lawmakers attending the conference were from the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Switzerland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Malawi, South Africa, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Chile.
Topics that were discussed during the conference include delegitimization efforts against Israel, Palestinian incitement, and the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
The MPs, who chair Israel Allies caucuses in their countries, also took a strategic, geopolitical tour of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas in Judea and Samaria, including Gush Etzion.
Despite resistance from Palestinian Authority (PA) the gathering resolved that it is ridiculous for any entity on the face of the earth to label Israel as occupiers yet history has it that the Jewish state was over 3000 years ago known as Judea and was inhabited by Jews before wars dispersed them all over the globe.
Kenneth Meshoe, a Member of Parliament in South Africa whose attendance at the conference was condemned in a letter of protest from the Palestinian Authority, stated
“I am here in a place that has been known as Judea for over 3,000 years. To suggest that Jews are occupiers in Judea is no less ridiculous than to suggest that Arabs are occupiers in Arabia.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :