The Jerusalem of Science and Culture

7 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2017

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Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Institute of World Politics; International Program in Bioethics, U. of Porto; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

Date Written: February 21, 2017


In October 12, 2016 resolution which referred to the Temple Mount soley by its Arabic name, UNESCO bowed to the political pressure of the plurality of its governing board and enacted a resolution that reflects only the present snapshot in time. Their ignorance and snub not only the Jewish connection, but their own mandate to venerate science and culture - their failure to examine the views of icons of art and science, along with the history and heritage of those fields as they pertain to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount casts grave doubt on the legitimacy of UNESCO to carry out their self-avowed mission. This article illustrates the self-immolation of UNESCO in violating their own mandate and succumbing to the political stranglehold of the present Muslim plurality rather than examine the issue from an impartial, historical and broad-spectrum perspective.

Keywords: jerusalem, UNESCO, science, culture, freemasonry, history, heritage

JEL Classification: A31,B52,D82, D83,F51,F53,H41,H56.H87,K33

Suggested Citation

Billauer, Barbara P., The Jerusalem of Science and Culture (February 21, 2017). Available at SSRN:

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