In response to the UNESCO motion classifying the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a “Palestinian World Heritage site,” two Senior Rabbinic Fellows of the Coalition for Jewish Values issued statements on behalf of the organization:

Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer said, “The Bible establishes the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a Jewish site, purchased by Abraham as the burial place of the progenitors of the Jews: Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah. This is undeniable. Today the Islamic Wakf controls 81% of the facility, and bars Jews from visiting the graves of Isaac and Rebecca. The UNESCO motion is rooted in hate and not in facts.”

Rabbi Pesach Lerner added: “This resolution is an insult to every Bible-believing Jewish and Christian person of faith.”

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