Canadian parliamentarian speaks out against UNESCO

Member of Parliament from the opposition Conservatives calls on the Trudeau government to condemn anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions.

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A Canadian Member of Parliament from the opposition Conservatives is calling on the government to condemn and protest the UNESCO resolutions denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

The Canadian government has not yet officially reacted to the two resolutions recently passed by the UN's cultural agency.

Peter Kent, a Conservative MP representing the largely Jewish riding of Thornhill, Ontario, called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government to condemn UNESCO for rewriting history.

Speaking at a parliamentary debate in Ottawa, Kent said that UNESCO is being used as a tool for hatred, adding that "denying the existence of a Jewish temple is a blood libel which is a small step toward denying the existence of the Jewish people."